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Commentary on Obadiah

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1a : Introduction.

Vision, see Isa 1.1; Nah 1.1 .

1b–4 : The divine judgment against Edom.

Vv. 1b–4 are similar to Jer 49.12–16 .

3–4 :

For the theme of proud being humbled, see Isa 2.12–21 .

3 :

Clefts of the rock, the same Heb word means rock and Sela, an Edomite city perhaps to be identified with Umm el‐Biyara, a site on a mountain within the later city of Petra.

4 :

Cf. Isa 14.12–14 .

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