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THE BOOK OF

MICAH

 

Overview:

This book is named after its author, who was from Moresheth (1:1), which is probably Moresheth Gath (1:14), an obscure village located about six miles north-northeast of the ancient military fortress of Lachish and about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem. After the introductory title (1:1), this book may be studied in three cycles:

(1) Judgment and Restoration for Israel and Judah (1:1-2:13),
(2) Indictment of Judah's Leaders (3:1-5:15), and
(3) Accusations against Judah and the Triumph of God's Kingdom (6:1-7:20).

Authorship:

Some scholars who deny the possibility of supernatural, predictive prophecy reject the presuppositions contained in this book regarding the Assyrian and Babylonian captivity (cf. 1:8-16; 2:12-13; 4:10; 7:7-20) and thus deny authorship to this book to Micah. But the people of Jeremiah's day quoted Micah 3:12 exactly, ascribing its authorship to him and noting how King Hezekiah averted the wrath of God to save Jeremiah's life (Jeremiah 26:24). Conservative scholars cite supernatural predictions in the Sinai Covenant (cf. Deuteronomy 28:31-53), claiming that Micah's prophecies are the culmination of God's righteous punishments set forth therein. Also, Micah's prophesied inclusion of non-Jews in the salvation plan of God (4:1-3; 7:12, 16-17) were as much in the future with respect to Micah's day as the Babylonian and Assyrian captivities were, but no serious scholar questions the prophetic nature of gentile inclusion in the plan of God. Also, prophecies regarding the future Messianic era (2:13; 4:1-8; 5:2-8) were likewise prophetic for Micah's day, as they are for ours, and the legitimacy of these predictions is not questioned except by those who deny the future literal reign on the earth by the Messiah.

Composition Date:

The earliest possible dates for the prophecies contained in this book would have commenced during the early days of Isaiah's prophecies and continued throughout the reigns of the Judean Kings Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (1:1), who lived ca. 750-686 BC. Micah's ministry overlapped that of Hosea.

Messianic Hope:

The Messiah as the One from Eternity

 

Introduction to the book of Micah taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

MIC | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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