Talk:Book of Obadiah
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Hello all. I have just updated the Obadiah page from what previously was. I have conserved much of the original information presented and have also added extensively to it. I will be watching this page and I welcome your comments. Nathan Hill
Hi, Nathan! Great article! One thing that really jumped out at me, however, was your claim that "It is the Christian perspective that the spirit will ultimately prevail when the flesh becomes obsolete." This sounds more like dualism than orthodox Christianity. It is my understanding that God desires to redeem the whole person and that is why Christians speak of bodily resurrection and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. I would consider revising this statement. --Jdstrgh 23:07, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Editing Book of Obadiah
I heavily modified the intro to be more neutral and included those groups who have an interest in the book of Obadiah. I also broke out the Contents section to be less convoluted than its original analysis. I felt that there were too many quotes and borderline coercions of personal perspectives. I applied scripture links for quick viewing.
The section: “Themes” is written for a Christian audience, as ascertained by the following indications:
- “A Christian with a knowledge of the New Testament of the Bible…”
- “relevant for Christians as a faith group”
- “Christians may understand…”
- “It is the Christian perspective that…”
Hence this section should most appropriately be re-titled: “Christian Views”.
The topic in this section is better suited to be under Scholarly Issues due to the debate about dating the composition of Obadiah. All debates are issues. Also, the name should be changed to be more specific about that subject of when Obadiah was dated since that is the section's focus.
There has to be a better title for this section. I really think there could be a better word than “Issues” to encompass debates, discussions and theory for its subsection topics.
I propose that a good topic for Obadiah’s Historical Background should be insights on how it was canonized in various bibles, such as the Tanakh, Old Testament and Septuagint. Insights on where the text came from and an analysis of the original text used for translation would be great info.
- was the defeat, by the Arabs, Philistines, and other trade allies of Tyre & Sidon, during the days of Jehoram, king of Israel & Judah, husband of Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel (which slaughter co-occurred at the same (place &) time, as Athaliah's slaughter of the princes of Israel & Judah), what led to Jehu's rebellion, since he perceived incompetence, on the part of his king ? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:30, 12 May 2013 (UTC)