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Since the question concerns just Micah 5:5-6 (ESV), let's quote that alone: And he shall be their peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men; they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall ...


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In context, the phrase seems to be the culmination of a series of illustrations of the depravity surrounding the prophet: The best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come; now their confusion is at hand. Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; ...


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This passage in Micah seems likely to be what Herod's "chief priests and scribes" are paraphrasing in Matthew 2: 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6 "'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of ...


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Naturally expositors have various conjectures and the opinions are many. The main theories seem to be these: A quotation from Mica in the margin of Isaiah accidentally transferred into the main text Both quote another prophecy Both independently receive the same inspired prophecy Either one quotes the other This debate goes way back and Joseph Alexander ...


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As referenced in both Matthew and John, it is a reference to events surrounding Jesus' birth and Jesus himself: Matthew 2:6 "'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'" John 7:42 Has not the Scripture said that the ...



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