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A Commentary on Micah
Waltke, Bruce K.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007 pp. xviii + 490. $32.00


Description: In this masterful commentary, respected biblical scholar Bruce Waltke carefully interprets the message of the prophet Micah, building a bridge between Micah’s ancient world and our life today. Waltke’s Commentary on Micah quickly distinguishes itself from other commentaries on this book by displaying an unprecedented exegetical thoroughness, an expert understanding of historical context, and a keen interest in illuminating the contribution of Micah to Christian theology. Tackling hard questions about date and authorship, Waltke contends that Micah himself wrote and edited the nineteen sermons comprising the book. Waltke’s clear analytical outline leads readers through the three cycles of Micah, each beginning with an oracle of doom and ending with an oracle of hope, decisively showing that hope wins over doom.

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

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Review by Tiberius Rata
Published 2/16/2008
Citation: Tiberius Rata, review of Bruce K. Waltke, A Commentary on Micah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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