Obadiah
Introduction

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Injustice
Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance
Absurdities
Contradictions
Interpretation
Prophecy
Good Stuff

"We have heard a rumour from the Lord." -- Obadiah

Obadiah for Skeptics

It's amazing how much bad stuff can be packed into the Bible. There are only 21 verses in Obadiah, for example, but somehow it manages to include:

  • The Israelites hear "a rumor from the Lord" telling them to start a war with the Edomites. 1, 8

  • God tells Israelites to "destroy the wise men out of Edom" and to slaughter "everyone of the mount of Esau." 8-9

  • "The day of the Lord is near." If so, it must have come and past, unnoticed, long before the birth of Jesus. 15

  • God will burn all the heathen to death, "for the LORD hath spoken it." 16-18

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