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Is John 10:9 an allusion to Micah 2:12-13?

The LXX reads thus: Micah 2:12-13 (LXX) συναγόμενος συναχθήσεται Ιακωβ σὺν πᾶσιν ἐκδεχόμενος ἐκδέξομαι τοὺς καταλοίπους τοῦ Ισραηλ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ θήσομαι τὴν ἀποστροφὴν αὐτῶν ὡς πρόβατα ἐν θλίψει ὡς ...
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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?

No mention of the birth of Messiah in the north in Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah is prophesying to Judah (Isaiah 1:1, NKJV): The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem ...
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What is the meaning behind casting our sins in the depths of the sea in Micah 7:19?

"Depths of the sea" is quintessential Hebrew metaphor simply meaning that something is so far away and beyond reach that it can never be recovered. This idea is used several times in hebrew:...
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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?

In my view the question has to be answered by separate reference to historical exegesis and Christian belief. Isaiah mentions Zebulun in Isaiah 9:1 as having been humbled, meaning that the Assyrians ...
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In Micah 2:12-13, what is a "breaker"?

As far as I know, a הַפֹּרֵיץ wasn’t a profession/military title. However, it is probable that someone who barge in something was called הַפֹּרֵיץ. One thing does not rule out the other. Yet, in the ...
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

The OT contains a repeated pattern of the "required" behavior of God's people which can be summarized the following table: Matt 23:23 Justice Mercy Faithfulness Micah 6:8 Act justly Love ...
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When was the Book of Micah written?

Some preliminary remarks: I am rather conservative about such question for several reasons such as: the canon of the OT was clearly selected with extreme care - much literature was excluded, even ...
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Why does Micah end using a different word for God?

As the OP observes, Micah waits for Elohim, but it is El who is praised for pardoning transgression. Reflecting on the shift from Elohim to El, it seems to me that the question posed in Micah 7:18 is ...
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Why does Micah end using a different word for God?

I prefer the New Catholic Bible's translation for verse 18a: What god can compare with you... According the the Jewish Encyclopedia article on the Names of God the form of the word elohim is ...
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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 answer is quite simple. Both terms shown (the first a noun, the second a verbal form) in the two passages you quote (2 Kin 10:27 and Mic 5:2 [1]) derived from the same Hebrew conceptual root, ...
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What does "filled with power" mean in Micah 3:8?

In Micah 3:8, "the power of the Spirit" means the same as everywhere else in the Bible - the supernatural ability to do great works as the Holy Spirit enables and decides (1 Cor 12). See ...
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What does "filled with power" mean in Micah 3:8?

What does "filled with power" mean in Micah 3:8? 1Micah 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 ...
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Who is Micah 3 directed to?

Intentionally unspecified Your Question asks about other passages. Here is a strikingly similar one: Ezekiel 34:2 (NASB) “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to ...
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What is the meaning behind casting our sins in the depths of the sea in Micah 7:19?

There is a beautiful passage in Psalm 103 that parallels the thought of casting our sins into the depths of the sea, but uses a different metaphor. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor ...
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Micah 5:2 is ‘goings’ or ‘comings’ the better translation?

The operative word in Micah 5:2 is יָצָא (yatsa) means "to go or come out" (see BDB). Therefore, both are correct. The word occurs over 1000 times in the OT and is variously translated as: ...
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Micah 5:7, meaning of "among"

Brown-Driver-Briggs is right to suggest "inside," but I think my translations for בְּקֶ֙רֶב֙ (bə·qe·reḇ) would be 'within', then 'among', and sometimes 'through' depending on the situation. In most ...
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Is Micah 5:2 identifying the Messiah as "the Ancient of Days"?

Autodidact asked: ‘What are ‘the days of eternity’ (yom olam) in Micah [5:1 (BHS)] asserting about the ruler?’ One We’ve understand better the meaning of the term עלם/עולם (OLM/OULM [two variants ...
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In Micah 2:12-13, what is a "breaker"?

Breaker...or A leader who acts in an unorthodox way. Its kinda like how equifax had that security breach. It was a big surprise because someone hacked into a "secure" place. Well this leader is going ...
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In Micah 2:12-13, what is a "breaker"?

Looking at the Hebrew critical text from the Leningrad Codex and seeing as though the LXX reading is not very helpful here, I am not sure that the term for 'breaker' (Heb. ha'phoresh or הַפֹּרֵץ֙) is ...
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