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Micah
Dempster, Stephen G.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017 pp. viii + 284. $30.00

Series Information
Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary


Description: A distinctively theological take on the book of Micah. Readers of the book of Micah learn a great deal about God: he is a mighty God who controls the nations, yet he is also concerned with everyday matters like equity, poverty, and care for widows and orphans. In presenting this transcendent-yet-immanent God, Micah's message revolves around themes of justice, judgment, and salvation that continue to carry great significance today. In this theological commentary on the book of Micah, Stephen Dempster places the text in conversation with the larger story of Scripture. After discussing questions of structure and authorship in his introduction, Dempster systematically works through the text, drawing links to the broader biblical story throughout. In the second part of his commentary Dempster offers theological discussion that further explicates the most significant themes in Micah and their applicability to today's Christians.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Micah

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Review by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Published 2/14/2019
Citation: Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, review of Stephen G. Dempster, Micah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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