|Micah: || AUTHOR: Micah - 700 B.C. - OLD TESTAMENT - Minor Prophet|
| kjv@Micah:1 || MICAH - The Prophet Micah was a younger contemporary of Isaiah and spoke at a time when conditions in Judah paralleled those in the northern kingdom of Israel during Amos’ day. Micah’s messages are strikingly similar to those of Amos: many of the same sins are denounced and the same rugged, direct, indignant, and convincing language is used. While announcing God’s certain judgment upon sin, he also spoke of a sure deliverance to come through the Messiah whose place of birth he predicts.
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Micah @ a shortened form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah? (1.) A man of Mount Ephraim, whose history so far is introduced in Judges:17, apparently for the purpose of leading to an account of the settlement of the tribe of Dan in Northern Palestine, and for the purpose also of illustrating the lawlessness of the times in which he lived Judges:18; 19:1-29; 21:25). (2.) The son of Merib-baal (Mephibosheth), kjv@1Chronicles:8:34-35. (3.) The first in rank of the priests of the family of Kohathites ( kjv@1Chronicles:23:20). (4.) A descendant of Joel the Reubenite ( kjv@1Chronicles:5:5). (5.) "The Morasthite," so called to distinguish him from Micaiah, the son of Imlah (kjvkjv@Kings:22:8). He was a prophet of Judah, a contemporary of Isaiah kjv@Micah:1:1), a native of Moresheth of Gath (1:14-15). Very little is known of the circumstances of his life (comp. kjv@Jeremiah:26:18-19).
Micah, Book of @ the sixth in order of the so-called minor prophets. The superscription to this book states that the prophet exercised his office in the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. If we reckon from the beginning of Jotham's reign to the end of Hezekiah's (B.C. 759-698), then he ministered for about fifty-nine years; but if we reckon from the death of Jotham to the accession of Hezekiah (B.C. 743-726), his ministry lasted only sixteen years. It has been noticed as remarkable that this book commences with the last words of another prophet, "Micaiah the son of Imlah" (kjvkjv@Kings:22:28): "Hearken, O people, every one of you." The book consists of three sections, each commencing with a rebuke, "Hear ye," etc., and closing with a promise, (1) ch. 1; 2; (2) ch. 3-5, especially addressed to the princes and heads of the people; (3) ch. 6-7, in which Jehovah is represented as holding a controversy with his people: the whole concluding with a song of triumph at the great deliverance which the Lord will achieve for his people. The closing verse is quoted in the song of Zacharias kjv@Luke:1:72-73). The prediction regarding the place "where Christ should be born," one of the most remarkable Messianic prophecies kjv@Micah:5:2), is quoted in kjv@Matthew:2:6. There are the following references to this book in the New kjv@Testament: 5:2, with kjv@Matthew:2:6; kjv@John:7:42. 7:6, with kjv@Matthew:10:21-35-36. 7:20, with kjv@Luke:1:72-73.