School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses


Aletta Stumo

Date of Award

Winter 12-18-2015

Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Shawn Colberg

Subject Categories

Biblical Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


This paper presents research and analysis on the use of violence in the Book of Obadiah to make claims of a restored strong masculinity for God, the nation of all-Israel, and the author. The paper finds that these claims can only partially be validated due to the violent nature of the threats and due to how the exile ended.



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