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Micah: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary Francis I. Andersen

Micah: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Francis I. Andersen

Published September 19th 2000
ISBN : 9780385522496
Paperback
637 pages
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One of the twelve minor prophets, Micah unwaveringly spoke Gods message to Israel--a message filled with judgment but also laced with the promise of redemption. Micah combined poetic complexity and literary sophistication to compel his audience toMoreOne of the twelve minor prophets, Micah unwaveringly spoke Gods message to Israel--a message filled with judgment but also laced with the promise of redemption. Micah combined poetic complexity and literary sophistication to compel his audience to respond. And now, through an exacting linguistic and literary analysis of the biblical text, coauthors Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman explain what Micah meant to his contemporaries, as well as what his message means to readers today.What sets Micah apart is the attention it pays to the details of the prophets original text. The commentary is descriptive rather than speculative, philological rather than theological. With unusal care, the authors--two of the worlds leading Bible scholars--examine the features of Micahs biblical Hebrew and prophetic discourse. They discover the use of a special kind of language, which, in its poetic compostion, differs significantly from the language of classical Hebrew prose.At the zenith of their careers, masters of all relevant disciplines, Andersen and Freedman are the perfect duo to unlock the words of this challenging prophet.