Book of Micah

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The Book of Micah is the sixth in order of the so-called minor prophets.[1] The superscription to this book states that the prophet exercised his office in the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.[1] 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.[1] It has been noticed as remarkable that this book commences with the last words of another prophet, "Micaiah the son of Imlah" (1 Kings 22:28): "Hearken, O people, every one of you."[1]

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.[1]

References in the New Testament

5:2, with Matthew 2:6; John 7:42. 7:6, with Matthew 10:21,35,36. 7:20, with Luke 1:72,73.[1]

See also

Micah (Translated)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Easton's Bible Dictionary, article on Micah originally published in 1897.