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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Micah: Chapter Summary



The author, מִיכָה, Micheas or Micah, a Symbolic name.  He was not the son of Imlah, but a Morasthite.  Moresheth is described.  What sort is Micah? 1.  The argument of the Prophecy, 2.  An account of the time in which he prophesied, 3.  It has four parts:  I.  A denunciation of God’s judgments against the tribes of Judah and Israel, and of His grace towards the elect (Micah 1; 2).  II.  A prophecy concerning the punishment of the people, and of the erection of a better Kingdom (Micah 3:1-4:7).  III.  A denunciation of judgment against Jerusalem, and promise of the Kingdom of Christ (Micah 4:8-5:15).  IV.  A dispute of God with the Israelite people, and the consolation of believers (Micah 6; 7).  A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, 4.

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