We have heard a rumour from the Lord. 1

Obadiah for Skeptics

It's amazing how much bad stuf can be packed into the Bible. There are only 21 verses in Obadiah, 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 the 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