Item description for Obadiah (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) by Paul R. Raabe...
Overview Obadiah is a comprehensive translation and analysis of one of the most misunderstand biblical books, touching upon controversial issues raging today in the Middle East.
Publishers Description This brief but volatile diatribe encompasses many of the great prophetic themes, from divine judgement to Israel's possession of the promised land. These themes allow the text to transcend the time it was written in and touch on some of the contemporary Middle East's most pressing concerns.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.41" Width: 6.56" Height: 1.12" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1996
Publisher Yale University Press
Series Anchor Bible Commentary
ISBN 0300139713 ISBN13 9780300139716
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More About Paul R. Raabe
Paul R. Raabe is an associate professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives. He is the author of Psalm Structures (Sheffield University Press, 1990) and coeditor of Fortunate The Eyes That See (Eerdmans, 1995). He received M.S. and M.Div. degrees from Concordia College an M.A. in Classics from Washington University, St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Paul R. Raabe was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Obadiah (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)?
273 pages of commentary on 21 verses! Feb 1, 2001
I have learned much from Dr. Raabe's fine and thorough commentary on this scant OT book. Thorough in his treatment of background and adding his own translation, this commentary seeks to unpack what the inspired 21 verses present.
Helpful was his explanation of the literary use of apostrophe, making the case for this book's real purpose: "simply unfolding and unpacking what Yahweh's future role will mean for Edom, the nations, Zion and Israel."
Knowing Dr. Raabe's theology, surprised to see absence of theological application. However, possibly editorial constraints prevent their inclusion.