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Obadiah: The Prophet of the Family Feud (45 of 54)
Series: Through the Bible Survey
TITLE: The Book of Obediah neither identifies the prophet, (except by name), nor clearly dates the writing. There are 13 men names in the Old Testament named Obediah, but we do not have any indication that any of these Obediah's mentioned elsewhere are the Obediah that wrote this book. His name means, ''The Servant of the Lord.''
THEME: This is a book written to two brothers and their descendants who- have through the centuries been involved in a family feud. This family feud goes back to the Book of Genesis and to the story of Jacob and Esau. (Gen. 36:1). We're told that Esau is the father of Edom and is the progenitor of the people known as the Edomites. Throughout the history of these two peoples, there has been great animosity. When the children of Israel were coming up out of the land of Egypt and going through the wilderness to the Promised Land, they came to the region of the Edomites and requested permission to just pass through.
The Edomites refused to allow the Israelites to even come through their land. Later on when Jerusalem fell under the attack of Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, the Edomites took pleasure and rejoiced in the dire circumstances of the Jewish people. So through the centuries there has been animosity and hostility between these two nations. In fact, it has lived on down to our very day and we witness in current history the animosity and the feudings that has gone on between these two families.
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