Obadiah 1:18 - 20
ESV - 18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau stubble; they shall burn them and consume them, and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken. 19 Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau, and those of the Shephelah shall possess the land of the Philistines; they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria, and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
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A major factor in determining when Obadiah's prophecies against Edom were fulfilled rests on when the book was written. The prophet mentions a recent invasion of Jerusalem (1:10-11), which helps to...
Daniel 11:41 mentions Edom escaping out of the hands of the fourth beast sometime in the future, along with Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. This may possibly be true because these people become officially aligned with the beast. Spiritually speaking, you are of Edom if you do the works of Edom (John 8:39). This doesn't mean they will actually call themselves Edom, but the name will fit, just as Jerusalem is temporarily called Sodom and Gomorrah (Rev 11:8). We know of no time in the past when the houses of Jacob and Joseph destroyed Edom like a flame, leaving no survivors. In 1 Kings 11:14-15, David and Joab slayed every male of Edom, but the Edomites somehow survived. Otherwise Herod would not have ruled over Judea. This prophecy therefore seems to pertain to the future when the times of the Gentiles has come to an end and great victories await Israel in defending itself.
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