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Book of Micah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Micah, Book of
Micah, Book of (מִיכָה‎, mikhah). A prophetic book located in the larger corpus of the book of the Twelve, also known as the Minor Prophets. Micah prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah—kings of Judah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Micah, Book of
MICAH, BOOK OF. “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah.” These words of Jeremiah (26:18), confirmed by elements in the book of Micah itself, contain practically all that we know of the life of the prophet Micah. Moresheth (probably the same as Moresheth-Gath of 1:14) was a small town
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Micah, Book of
Micah, Book of. Sixth in the order of the books of the 12 minor prophets.The first verse of the Book of Micah provides his name, home, dates, the source of his message, and the recipients of his message.Micah’s name was common in ancient Israel. At least seven different individuals in the OT are called
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Micah, Book of
MICAH, BOOK OF Sixth in the order of the books of the 12 minor prophets.PreviewAuthorDateAudienceBackgroundPurpose and MessageContentAuthor Micah 1:1 says that the word of the Lord came to Micah of Moresheth. Micah was God’s spokesman to the people of his day. Micah is not called a prophet
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Micah, Book Of
Micah, book of, the sixth part of the Book of the Twelve contained with the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). In the Christian ot, it is the sixth book of the Minor Prophets.Contents: Micah first accuses Israel and Judah of idolatry (1:5–7), but then connects their idolatry
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Micah, Book of (Writing)
MICAH, BOOK OF. Micah is the sixth of the minor prophets. The style of the prophecy is simple and forceful. The prophet is fond of questions, and employs metaphor, play on words, and irony. Micah has given only a condensation of his preaching, but what he has recorded shows him to be a worthy contemporary
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Micah, Book of (Writing)
MICAH, BOOK OF (Heb. mîḵâ, abbreviated form of mîḵāye, ‘who is like Yahweh?’).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Micah, Book Of
Micah, Book ofThe sixth book of the Minor Prophets. The superscription attributes the book to Micah (“Who is like Yahweh?”), a prophet from the Judean town of Moresheth. The book gives no further direct information about the prophet. According to Mic. 1:1 he was active during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Micah, Book of (Writing)
Micah, Book of. †The sixth book of the twelve Minor Prophets (third in the Greek canon).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Micah, Book Of
MICAH, BOOK OF The sixth of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. Micah exercised his prophetic ministry in the eighth century b.c. during the days of Kings Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. Micah attacked the injustice and corruption of priests, false prophets, officials, and people. He also announced
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Micah, Book of
Micah, Book of. The sixth of the *Minor Prophets. From Mic. 1:1 it appears that the author after whom the book is named lived in the 8th cent. bc and began to prophesy (Mic. 1:5–7) before the fall of *Samaria (c. 721). The first three chapters are generally accepted as the genuine work of this author,
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