Study questions, maps, charts, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament book of Micah.
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- Micah, a Judean from Moresheth in southwest Palestine, preached to the common people of Judah.
- Micah was a southern prophet active during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah
- Micah was a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea.
- His name means “who is like Yahweh?”
- Micah predicted the fall of Samaria caused by its idolatry, the devastation of Judah and its ultimate exile.
- Micah 1-3: Imminent Judgement Declared
- Micah 4-5: Ultimate Blessing Promised
- Micah 6-7: Plea for present repentance
- 1:1-2:13 – A Message of Destruction for Samaria and Judah
- 3:1-12 – Doom: The coming judgment
- 4:1-5:1 – Deliverance: The coming kingdom
- 5:2-15 – The Coming King
- 6:1-7:10 – A Message of Denunciation
- 7:11-20 – Epilogue: Blessing for Israel
- Rebukes corrupt landowners, social and religious leaders (e.g. Micah 2:1-2; Micah 3:11).
- Covenant breach will be punished (e.g. Micah 6:16).
- Emphasis on faithful remnant (e.g. Micah 2:12; Micah 4:6-7; Micah 5:7-8).
- Emphasis on restoration of the rule of YHWH from Mt Zion (e.g. Micah 4:2).
- Confidence in the continuation of the Davidic line in a leader who will establish peace and blessing (e.g. Micah 5:2-4).
- Reaffirmation of YHWH’s ability to forgive and reaffirm the Abrahamic covenant (e.g. Micah 7:18-20).
Genre: Understanding Prophecy
Overviews & Outlines
James van Dine: Analysis of Micah
David Malick: An Introduction to the Book of Micah
David Malick: An Argument of the Book of Micah
William Orr: Micah – Keys to the Old Testament
Charles Swindoll: Book of Micah Overview
JVernon McGee: Micah – Introductory Notes, Outlines
Maps from Holman Bible Atlas
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
Judah Alone amid International Powers
The Persian Period
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary: Micah, Theology of
American Tract Society Micah
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary Micah
Easton’s Bible Dictionary Micah
Fausset Bible Dictionary Micah
Holman Bible Dictionary Micah
Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible Micah
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica Micah
Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia Micah
McClintock and Strong Micah
The Nuttall Encyclopedia Micah
The Jewish Encyclopedia Micah
Commentaries & Study Bibles
Ligionier.org Top 5 Commentaries: Micah
Tim Challies Best Commentaries:
Commentary Reviews: Micah
Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible: Micah
Matthew Henry: Micah
Albert Barnes Notes: Micah
Reformation Study Bible Notes: Micah
Geneva Study Bible: Micah
Precept Austin Commentaries & Sermons: Micah
Charles Feinberg: The Commanding Importance of the Prophetic Scriptures
JHampton Keathley: The Minor Prophets