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Micah

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195133240
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834693 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195133242.003.0018
Micah

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Analysis of the book of Micah tends to emphasize the reconstruction of Micah's authentic eighth‐century oracles and the exilic or postexilic redaction of the book. An analysis of the present form of the book of Micah indicates that it is formulated as a prophetic announcement of Zion's exaltation in keeping with Josiah's program to centralize worship and political rule in Jerusalem. Redaction‐critical analysis of Micah indicates relatively little influence of exilic or postexilic redaction.

Keywords: exilic redaction; Jerusalem; Micah; postexilic redaction; redaction‐critical analysis; Zion's exaltation

Chapter.  7754 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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