Micah was one of the four prophets who preached in the eighth century B.C. The other three prophets who preached during this period were Amos and Hosea, two prophets who preached in the Northern Kingdom, and Isaiah, who preached in the Southern Kingdom.
Micah was a citizen of the Southern Kingdom. He came from the small village of Moresheth-gath (1:14), located in the foothills of Judah, southwest of Jerusalem. Because Micah grew up in a small village, he was highly concerned with the plight of the suffering poor of Judah and those who were powerless.
The posts listed below reflect Micah’s concern for the poor. His oracles are messages of condemnation and judgment against the rulers of Judah. Micah also preaches a message of hope. He proclaimed that with the coming of the Messiah, the nation would be restored and Jerusalem would be exalted.
The Book of the Prophet Micah – Part 1
The Book of the Prophet Micah – Part 2
Micah and the False Prophets – Part 3
Micah and God’s Case Against the People – Part 4
The Messianic Expectation of the Old Testament
Bethlehem of Judah and the Birth of the New King
Bethlehem: Back to the Beginning
Rereading Micah 6:4: Miriam, A Leader in Israel
From Text to Sermon: Micah 5:2-4
Rereading Micah 6:8 “What the Lord Requires”
Rereading Micah 6:8 “What the Lord Requires” – Part 2
Micah, the Prophet of the Poor
Solar Eclipses in the Old Testament
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
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On 12/7/13, Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament
Enjoy your study of Micah.
Your Micah 6:8 links – 1st two above, are dead. My click on it showed up “not found”
Thank you for calling my attention to the dead links. I have fixed them and they are working right now. If you find similar problems again, please, let me know and I will fix them as soon as possible.
Thank you Dr. Mariottini, I´m going to begin a study in this book.
You made a good choice. Micah is a great book.
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