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Micah, Book of
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1. Man and Date

Micah was from Moresheth-gath in the Judean hill country. He was also active in Jerusalem. He was a younger contemporary of Isaiah, and his message is similar. He prophesied between 734 and 712 b.c. Nothing is known of his status. He has been described as a poor farmer, a worker on the land, and a village landowner or elder (H. W. Wolff).

2. Contents and Redaction

The book is divided into three parts (chaps. 1–2, 3–5, 6–7) and carries a message structured according to the schema of disaster and s…

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Thiel, Winfried, “Micah, Book of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M432>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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