Who wrote the books of the Bible and when?

      Book of Micah, containing the prophecies of Micah about Israel and Judah before their fall to Assyria, was written about the eighth century (742-687) B.C. by Micah from Moresheth. Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, was from the small town of Moresheth in Judah, and prophesied during the reign of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Along with warnings about the fall of Judah and Israel, he prophesied about the location of the birth of the Messiah (Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1-6). The Book of Micah includes:

  • Judgment of Samaria and Jerusalem
  • False prophets rebuked for prophesying prosperity
  • The leaders of Judah and Israel rebuked for exploiting their own people
  • Mountian of the Lord's temple will be established
  • Restoration of Israel promised
  • Prophecy of a ruler of Israel to come from Bethlehem
  • Destruction by, and deliverance from, the Assyrians
  • The Lord's case against Israel
  • Israel's guilt, punishment, and misery
  • The Lord will have compassion on the descendants of Jacob and Abraham

        "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from days of eternity." (Micah 5:2)

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