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The book of Micah contains the oracles attributed to the 8th-century BCE prophet, whose name (Heb. mîkāî) is a hypocoristic meaning “Who is like Yahweh?” (or “Who is like God?”). Its contents alternate between condemnation and comfort, and the final redaction shapes the book as a drama in two acts: chapters 1–5 deliberating on the future of Israel and Judah and chapters 6–7 presenting a proceeding of a covenantal lawsuit (see Utzschneider, 2005, 11–16). The …

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Han, Jin H., “Micah”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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