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Dating of Obadiah

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by mnw, May 11, 2006.

  1. mnw

    mnw New Member

    Jan 8, 2006
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    I am studying the "Book of the Twelve" at present and just wanted some opinions on dates of ministry.

    Most seem to agree to within a few years with the exception of Obadiah. John Whitcomb Jr. dates him around 592-572 BC but Benware gives a date of around 845 BC. As you can appreciate this is a big difference.

    Neither date would make any difference to the message or interpretation. Both dates fit in as a time when Edom attacked or fought with Judah.

    I'm just interested to find out what others can share as to the dating of these books and perhaps shed some light on a "most likely" date for Obadiah.