Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance in Obadiah
- The Israelites hear "a rumor from the Lord" telling them to start a war with the Edomites.
- God tells Israelites to "destroy the wise men out of Edom" and to slaughter "everyone
of the mount of Esau." 8-9
- God will burn all the heathen to death, "for the LORD hath spoken it." 16-18