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Questions about the Book of Micah, or the prophet himself

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When was the Book of Micah written?

Micah 1:1 indicates the author & the timing of his life: The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning ...
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Is "family descent" a legitimate nuance of מוֹצָאָה (môtsâ'âh) in Micah 5:2, as Strong's Concordance seems to indicate?

The word מוֹצָאָה (môtsâ'âh) appears only twice in the OT (KJV). The first time it appears it is rendered draught house, which is to say latrine or privy: And they brake down the image of Baal, ...
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What does "filled with power" mean in Micah 3:8?

Micah 3:8 (ESV): But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin. What is meant by "...
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Who is Micah 3 directed to?

I've explored a few commentaries online most suggesting that these individual were Judges of Israel, though i'd love to get more information on this. Passage (Micah) “Listen, you leaders of Jacob, ...
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What is the meaning behind casting our sins in the depths of the sea in Micah 7:19?

Does anyone have any insights into this verse? 19 He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

See the matching with [A], [B], and [C]. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice [A] and the love of God [B]. These you ought to have done, without ...
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What should the nations have obeyed in Micah 5:15?

Micah 5:15 NASB: And I will execute vengeance in anger and wrath On the nations which have not obeyed. What does obedience look like in the context of this verse? What were the nations (presumably ...
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Micah 5:2 is ‘goings’ or ‘comings’ the better translation?

....out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. NASB to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth are of old, From ...
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Micah 5:7, meaning of "among"

Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man. --...
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Is Micah 5:2 identifying the Messiah as "the Ancient of Days"?

But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity (...
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To whom does Micah 5:2 refer and how should we understand the phrase,“whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”?

Micah 5:2 (KJV): 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings ...
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Is John 10:9 an allusion to Micah 2:12-13?

John 10:1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  John 10:2  But he that entereth ...
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In Micah 2:12-13, what is a "breaker"?

In Micah 2:12-13 Micah predicts the arrival of the messiah whom he refers to as "the breaker" (הַפֹּרֵץ֙): KJV Micah 2: 12I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the ...
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What are the "regulations of Omri"

In Micah 6:16 (NET), the text states You implement the regulations of Omri, and all the practices of Ahab’s dynasty; you follow their policies. What policies, practices and regulations is this ...
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Micah 4:14 or 5:1 - why the discrepancy?

In most translations of the Bible I have seen, it is noted that Micah 5:1 is actually Micah 4:14 in Hebrew. (see note "a") What is the cause of this discrepancy?
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How can a child in Isaiah 9:6 born in the north be the same child in Micah 5:2 in the south?

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting ...
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In Psalm 74:12, why use the expression "is from of old"?

In Psalm 74:12 (ESV) we read "Yet God my King is from of old, ...". While I understand that to mean something like "Yet God my King is from ancient times", why would translators use the phrase "is ...
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The original form(s) of Isaiah 2:2-4 // Micah 4:1-3

Isaiah/Yeshaayahu 2:2-4 and Micah/Micha 4:1-3 (BHS) are almost 90% identical in the Hebrew, leading scholars such as Oswalt to speculate that there may have been two original sources or one source ...
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In Micah 7:6 why are "the peoples of your house your enemies"?

in Micah 7:6 we read: אֹיְבֵי אִישׁ, אַנְשֵׁי בֵיתוֹ loosely translated as: the enemies of a man, the peoples of his house Why would this be so? What is the context here?
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What is Micah 5:5-6 talking about?

Matthew 2:6 quotes Micah 2:2 as a prophecy concerning Jesus: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ...
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