To the writings of this great prophet his book bears a close resemblance both in form and in. On the one hand, the prophecies announce judgment upon israel for social evils, corrupt. Living in this village, micah came into daily contact with the people who suffered most from the system of land tenure against which isaiah protested. The prophet micah identified himself by his hometown, called moresheth gath, which sat near the border of philistia. Time setting of micah micah prophesied during the days of jotham, ahaz and hezekiah, kings of judah micah 1. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. Read micah commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Study micah using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The book of the prophet micah chronological notes relative to this book year from the creation, according to archbishop usher, 3254. Micah speaks a message from god to all the nations. Also against jerusalem and other cities, their precautions vain. Book of micah overview insight for living ministries.
On the one hand, the prophecies announce judgment upon israel for social evils, corrupt leadership and idolatry. In this masterful commentary, respected biblical scholar bruce waltke carefully interprets the message of the prophet micah, building a bridge between micahs ancient world and our life today. David guzik commentary on micah 1 describes the word of god that the prophet. We have just added many new sources, including the expositors bible commentary, bengels gnomon, langes commentary, hastings great texts and many more. Again on this third week of advent we are majoring on the minors as we consider a prophetic word from the book of micah. The nook book ebook of the commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible book of micah by dr. We are throwing out suggestions and learning the passages as we go. The book of micah is the sixth book of the 12 minor prophets.
But we can be assured that all these verses were inspired by the same creator god. Uncover the meaning of the text though historical, textual, and literary context. The book of micah is the sixth of the twelve minor prophets in the hebrew bible old testament. This would date his ministry generally to the time 7 bc, and the writing of the book just before the invasion and destruction. Micah free bible commentary in easy english easyenglish bible. A selection of the best commentaries and bible study resources on the book of micah. Micah part of a series on the old testament prophets. For a broader view look at the comments in the right column. Book of micah matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Top 5 commentaries on the book of micah ligonier ministries. In particular, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtleties and nuances of his translation. Let the lord god be witness against you, the lord from his holy temple.
Commentary critical and explanatory book of micah annotated commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible 33 kindle edition by jamieson, dr. First, it provides a point of comparison with the major prophetic book of isaiah. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. The prophet micahs name is probably an abbreviation of micaiah who is like jehovah. He is considered one of the twelve minor prophets of the hebrew bible and was a contemporary of the prophets isaiah, amos and hosea.
This book also contains a significant messianic prophecy 5. Waltkes commentary on micah quickly distinguishes itself from other commentaries on this book by displaying an unprecedented exegetical thoroughness, an expert understanding of historical context, and a keen interest in illuminating the contribution of micah to christian theology. Micah 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Jotham and hezekiah were good kings, but ahaz was very wicked. In this small volume, john calvin provides an interesting commentary on the books of jonah, micah, and nahum. According to the superscription, this judaean prophet was active during the last half of the 8th century bc. The nook book ebook of the the pulpit commentary book of micah by h. The birth of christ and conversion of the gentiles.
He lived in a small village named moresheth, not far from the city of gath, which was destroyed by the assyrians when they invaded judah. The organization of the material is thematic, moving from judgment to salvation in both major sections. The word of the lord that came to micah of moresheth during the reigns of jotham, ahaz and hezekiah, kings of judahthe vision he saw concerning samaria. In this masterful commentary, respected biblical scholar bruce waltke carefully interprets the message of the prophet micah, building a bridge between micahs ancient world and our life today waltkes commentary on micah quickly distinguishes itself from other commentaries on this book by displaying an unprecedented exegetical thoroughness, an expert understanding of.
Book of micah read, study bible verses online bible study tools. As a contemporary of isaiah and hosea, micah prophesied during the momentous years surrounding the. Read and study micah, including book summary, with the versebyverse bible commentary. There are a number of passages in the book of micah that are similar to sections of scripture in the book of isaiah. Waltkes a commentary on micah quickly distinguishes itself from other commentaries on this book by displaying an unprecedented exegetical thoroughness, an expert understanding of. The entire book that bears his name speaks of a redeemer who is unmatched in his compassion toward sinners and his desire to pardon. Commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible book. Commentaries are excellent tools to use in your study of the bible. Waltkes a commentary on micah quickly distinguishes itself from other commentaries on this book by displaying an unprecedented exegetical thoroughness, an expert understanding of historical context, and. In greek the book is titled micaias again after the prophet to whom it was given. For personal study, i suggest you start at the beginning of a chapter or book. Micah free bible commentary in easy english micah speaks a message from god to all the nations an easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of micah. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 1708 1710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new. Micah is the sixth of the twelve prophets in the book of the twelve in hebrew scripture.
Micah speaks a message from god to all the nations a free bible version and commentary on the old testament book of micah in easy english. Commentary on micah 1 by matthew henry blue letter bible. Micah came from moresheth gath, around 20 miles southwest of jerusalem near to the border to the philistines. This summary of the book of micah provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of micah. In many ways the book of micah is a sisterbook to isaiah. Book of micah, the sixth of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, grouped together as the twelve in the jewish canon. In this masterful commentary, respected biblical scholar bruce waltke carefully interprets the message of the prophet micah, building a bridge between micah s ancient world and our life today. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of micah. Best commentaries and books on micah logos bible software. Allen, the books of joel, obadiah, jonah and micah, new international commentary on the old testament grand rapids. The word of the lordcame to micah the lord indeed came to micah.
Ostensibly, it records the sayings of micah, whose name is mikayahu hebrew. The book of micah was likely written between 735 and 700 b. Recommended sites bible info questions with answers in major world languages. David guzik commentary on micah 1 describes the word of god that the prophet micah receives about coming judgment on israel and judah. During the time of the minor prophets, the nation of israel had divided into two separate countries, each with its own government. Preachers outline and sermon bible throughout the great book of micah, we see a prophet driven to proclaim gods holy wordnot just a.
Commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. Micah with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. This commentary has been through advanced checking. The contribution of the book of micah is at least threefold. The micah who speaks in this prophetic book knows the tradition that zion is the lords chosen place, but he is critical of the popular view that this election ensures the citys security 2. Micahs message to gods people micah the book of micah easyenglish bible micah speaks a message from god to all the nations micah a commentary by les painter micahs prayer micah chapter 7 verses 18 and 19 a prayer from the bible for people with learning difficulties short outline of micah. Apparently micah died in peace in the days of good king hezekiah jer. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
The author of the book of micah was the prophet micah micah 1. Read your own bible, the bible as quoted on this site, and my comments. The book of the twelve prophets was originally on one parchment roll because of the brevity of the text, and together formed one book of the 24 books of hebrew scripture. Its not very often that you get learned and deep discussion on the meaning of hebrew with reference even to arabic etymologies, or analysis of the text on the basis of the daughter versions of the greek old testament e.
The book ends with micahs probing question, who is a god like you. Commentary on the book of micah by matthew henry old. Following its superscription, the book has two major sections, each with two parts. Watch our overview video on the book of micah, which breaks down the literary design of. You can find the best commentary on micah for you using the tools on the right side. Click the commentary tab or pulldown menu for a full selection of commentaries over any bible passage you are researching. The international standard bible encyclopaedia states. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading commentary critical and explanatory book of micah annotated. He therefore was a contemporary of isaiah, hosea and amos. Micah says that his message will be good to those who do good, but those who treat god as an enemy and gods people as easy prey can expect to be expelled from the land 2. Micah lived and worked under the kings jotham, ahaz and hezekiah around 750 700 bc. Much of micah s prophecy is very severe in tone, though it does contain much poetic beauty similar to that of isaiah.
The book of micah provides one of the most significant prophecies of jesus christs birth in all the old testament, pointing some seven hundred years before christs birth to his birthplace of bethlehem and to his eternal nature micah 5. As an outline will show, the message varies between condemnation for the present sins and gods purpose of ultimate. The books of joel, obadiah, jonah, and micah the new international commentary on the old testament by leslie c. Warning given of desolating judgments hastening upon. Micah 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. In this book, micah announces that gods justice is coming in order to create a new.
Click here for an exhaustive list of content on micah. Israel, the northern country consisting of ten tribes, and judah, the remaining two tribes in the south. Micah was from the town of moresheth, probably moresheth gath in southern judah. The prophecy attests to micahs deep sensitivity to the social ills of his day, especially as they affected the small towns and villages of his homeland. Study micah 1 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The book predicts the fall of samaria, which occurred in 722, but concerns more especially the sins and dangers of jerusalem in the days of hezekiah around 700. Commentary on the book of micah by yair davidiy micah1 we are moving through the bible fairly quickly, looking for points that are pertinent to identifying the ltts. Study the bible online using commentary on micah and more. Lets determine to live as god desiresto do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our god micah 6. Like is 9, the book of micah is focused on jerusalem, zion, and the judean leadership.
The book of micah synthesis and highlights of the book i. The micah who speaks in this prophetic book knows the tradition that zion is the lord s chosen place, but he is critical of the popular view that this election ensures the citys security 2. Much of micah s indictment against israel and judah involves these nations injustice toward the lowlyunjust business dealings, robbery, mistreatment of women and children, and a government that lived in luxury off the hard work of its nations people. Micah 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Waltke or thank him for his scholarship and practical insight.
Little is known about the prophet micah beyond what can be learned from the book itself and from jer 26. Micah 1, new international version niv the bible app. This book makes clear from its opening verse to its closing verse that everything that is shared in this prophecy is from the lord alone. The message of the book of micah is a complex mixture of judgment and hope. The nook book ebook of the the pulpit commentarybook of micah by h. Micah commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. This book consists of a collection of speeches, proclamations of punishment and of salvation, attributed to the prophet micah. Welcome to a rich, challenging, and wonderful study of the book of micahone of the books of the lords word. We shall have some account of this prophet in the first verse of the book of his prophecy. Francis andersen and david noel freedman micah anchor bible, 2000. Regarded as one of the reformations best interpreters of scripture, calvin is an apt commentator.840 444 1096 504 1564 117 228 1092 1223 1312 1202 469 890 650 1170 563 1365 140 794 647 1223 879 289 1491 233 652 1321 746 325 1488 1434 1422 937 1229 163 415 746 1248 1490 842 801 452 73 931 513 1497 506 997