Know Your Bible – June 29, 2015

Jonah

Author/Date

Unclear; the story is Jonah’s but is written in the third person.  Approximately 760 BC.  Jonah prophesied during the reign of Israel’s King Jeroboam II (see 2 Kings 14:23-25), who ruled from about 793 to 753 BC.

In Ten Words Or Less

Reluctant prophet, running from God, is swallowed by giant fish.

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Know Your Bible – June 24, 2015

Obadiah

Author/Date

Obadiah (1), perhaps a person by that name or an unnamed prophet for whom “Obadiah” (meaning “servant of God”) is a title.  Unclear but probably written within thirty years after Babylon’s invasion of Judah in 586 BC.

In Ten Words Or Less

Edom will suffer for participating in Jerusalem’s destruction.

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