Micah, book of

Micah, book of
One of the OT Minor Prophets. Micah came from the countryside to Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah (Jer. 26:18) and was a contemporary of Isaiah. The main part of the book appears to derive from about 720 to 700 BCE and is a denunciation of the wrongdoing in the nation, especially by the ruling classes. Mic. 6:8 is often quoted as the great summary of prophetic teaching. Injustice will bring God's punishment in the form of military disasters. Micah had the Assyrian threat in mind. It is probable that there are interpolations from a later generation: 7:1–7 has a different style, 7:8–10 seems to suppose the destruction of the nation by the Babylonians (early 6th cent.), and 7:11–20 could have in mind the Return from Exile, and the rebuilding of the walls and the Temple. Mic. 5:2 is interpreted by Matt. 2:6 and Mic. 5:15 suggests a universal and ongoing context for its readership.

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