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Summary of Micah

Date: 6th Century B.C.E.

Description: The book of Micah is set in the days of Kings Jotham, Ahaz, and HezeĀ­kiah of Judah-in modem chronology the latter half of the 8th and the early years of the 7th century BCE, approximately the same chronological setting as for Isaiah 1-39. The book is associated with the figure of the prophet Micah, who is characterized as a Morashtite prophet, from a town in Judah. The intended readers of the book were, however, Jerusalemites. Scholars note that the text includes, among other references, an explicit reference to the Babylonian exile, and therefore they date it to the postmonarchic period, at least in its final form.

Brettler, Marc Zvi The Jewish Study Bible, The Jewish Publication Society, 1999

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