Minor Prophet Micah Lesson notes
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Name means "Who is like Yahweh?"
Occasion for writing is similar to Amos and Hosea: social injustices, oppressive wealthy rulers and idolatrous worship
1:1 Jotham 750-735 BC, Ahaz 735-715 BC, Hezekiah 715-686 BC
Divided into 3 cycles around the word "hear" or " listen"
A. Cycle one 1:2-2:13
B. Cycle two 3:1-5:15
C. Cycle three 6-7:20
Cycle One 1-2:13
A. Picture of divine judgment
B. v15 He who is the glory of Israel - 1 Sam. 15:29
C. Oppressive wealthy rulers and false prophets- see 2 Tim. 4:3-4
D. 2:12-13 God has not forgotten His people
Cycle two 3-5:15
A. God's people are to live in a way that is consistent with the covenant
B. Ch 3- Wealthy tearing the people apart and in response God will not hear their prayers- see Isa. 59:1-2
C. False prophets and true prophet v8
D. Ch 4- Compare with Isaiah 2- Lord as universal King, militaries obsolete, peace and prosperity
E. Ch 5- siege is part of covenant cures- Deut. 28:45-52
F. 6 "I will's"
Cycle three 6-7:20
A. 6:6 God does not want religious formalism
B. 7:14-20- Opening words in 1:1 are judgement, closing words are merciful and bring hope