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The Literary Coherence of the Book of Micah: Remnant, Restoration, and Promise
Cuffey, Kenneth

London: T&T Clark, 2015 pp. xix + 379. $120.00

Series Information
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 611

Description: The Literary Coherence of the Book of Micah puts forth a framework to understand the nature of literary coherence. This enables an analysis of the sources and dimensions of the coherence found in the book of Micah by the primary scholarly proposals for understanding the structure and connectedness of the whole book. Each of these proposals ultimately fails to account for all the features found in the text. The author then explains a new reading of the final form of the text of Micah, based on the placement of the references concerning the remnant. A brief exposition of the text as a canonical whole indicates the flow and development in the final form of the book. The framework formulated earlier provides a basis to evaluate the coherence that this understanding of the book of Micah uncovers and to show that this means of reading the canonical book best accounts for the greatest number of features in the text.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism, Literary Approaches, Canonical Criticism, Micah

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Review by Julia M. OíBrien
Published 8/30/2018
Citation: Julia M. OíBrien, review of Kenneth Cuffey, The Literary Coherence of the Book of Micah: Remnant, Restoration, and Promise, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2018).

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