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Micah

The book of Micah records the messages of the prophet Micah. As with most prophets, Micah’s message focuses on current events — in this instance for the people of Samaria and Jerusalem — and it also had a secondary meaning, anticipating the life of Jesus. Micah was a younger contemporary of Isaiah and may have […]

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Micah, the Anti-Hero

A curious fellow in the book of Judges is Micah (not to be confused with the prophet Micah who lived many centuries later and has a book of the Bible named after him). Micah, with two chapters surrounding him, was not listed as a judge and did not lead the people to overthrow their oppressors. […]

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Micah’s Personal Prescription

As the prophet Micah gives a series of stinging rebukes against the nations of Israel and Judah, he takes pause for some personal reflection. As if keeping a journal, he wonders how he should approach God.  With reverence, with offerings, with sacrifices?  No.  That is not what God wants.  God requires something much different, for […]

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Stop it, Micah!

The prophet Micah gives some strong words from God to the people.  Although his proclamation (prophecy) should convict them, they instead take offense. At one point they even tell Micah to stop talking — as if his silence would keep God’s plans from happening. Micah’s sarcastic retort is that if a prophet proclaimed plenty of […]

Dear Theophilus, Minor Prophets: 40 Prophetic Teachings about Unfaithfulness, Punishment, and Hope

Discover more about the 12 Minor Prophets: Jonah, Micah, Obadiah, and Malachi. Nahum, Zephaniah, Zechariah, and Amos. Plus Hosea, Habakkuk, Haggai, and Joel.

Most people scarcely remember their names, let alone having ever read their books in the Bible. It’s time we change this.

Available March 13, 2020

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Bible Term: Old Testament

The Bible is a book of books, 66 books* altogether, written over a period of hundreds of years by many different authors. These 66 books are divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains 39 books** and addresses the formation, existence, and demise of the nation of Israel, […]

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Bible Term: Minor Prophets

A prophet can mean the same thing as a preacher. It can also refer to someone who has insight into the future or predicts future events, which is called a prophecy. Many books in the Old Testament were written by or about prophets and contained their messages for repentance or predictions for future events. Many […]

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Bible Term: Prophetic Books

Several books in the Old Testament were written by or about prophets and contain messages for repentance or of predictions for future events. Many of these prophetic predictions anticipated Jesus, though some had a more current focus, while a few looked at the end times. The prophetic books of the Old Testament are: Isaiah Jeremiah […]

Alphabetical List of the Books of the Bible

The Books of the Old Testament, New Testament , and Apocrypha of the Bible, listed in alphabetical order. (See the list of books in biblical order.) Acts Amos Baruch* Bel and the Dragon* Chronicles (1 & 2) Colossians Corinthians, First Corinthians, Second Daniel Daniel, expanded* Deuteronomy Ecclesiastes Ephesians Esdras, One* Esther Esther, expanded* Exodus Ezekiel […]

The Books of the Bible

The Books of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha of the Bible. (See the alphabetical listing of the books of the Bible.) Books in the Old Testament Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 & 2 Samuel 1& 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song […]