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The Holy '''Prophet Micah''' is the sixth of the twelve Minor Prophets who lived in the late eighth century B.C., contemporary with the [[Prophet]]s Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea. His name is a shortened version of ''Micaiah'', which means ''Who is from God''. He is remembered for his foretelling of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Messiah. His [[feast day]] is [[August 14]].
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The glorious '''Prophet Micah''' is the sixth of the [[Prophet|Twelve Minor Prophets]] who lived in the late eighth century B.C., contemporary with the [[Prophet]]s [[Isaiah]], [[Amos]], and [[Hosea]]. His name is a shortened version of ''Micaiah'', which means ''Who is from God''. He is remembered for his foretelling of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Messiah in the [[Old Testament]]'s ''[[Book of Micah]]''. His [[feast day]]s are celebrated on [[January 5]] and [[August 14]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Micah was born in the village of Moresheth. Little is know of about his personal life. From his writing style he was apparently an educated man, possibly from a family of land owners. Micah witnessed the fall of the Kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C. For over fifty years, he traveled throughout the Kingdom of Judah, pointing out to the people how the Israelites had broken the covenant with God and urging the people of Judah to cast off the vices that entrapped them and seek to be as God-like in their lives as possible.
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Micah was born in the village of Moresheth. Little is known of his personal life. From his writing style he was apparently an educated man, possibly from a family of land owners. Micah witnessed the fall of the Kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C. For over fifty years, he traveled throughout the Kingdom of Judah, pointing out to the people how the Israelites had broken the covenant with God and urging the people of Judah to cast off the vices that entrapped them and seek to be as God-like in their lives as possible.
  
As with his personal life, little is known of Micah’s death, other than he was buried in his home town of Moresheth. His [[relics]] were discovered during the reign of the Roman Emperor [[Theodosius the Great]] in the late fourth century after Christ through a mysterious revelation received by the bishop of Eleutheropolis.
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As with his personal life, little is known of Micah's death, other than that he was buried in his home town of Moresheth. His [[relics]] were discovered during the reign of the Roman Emperor [[Theodosius the Great]] in the late fourth century after [[Christ]] through a mysterious revelation received by the [[bishop]] of Eleutheropolis.
  
 
==Prophecy==
 
==Prophecy==
Micah wrote of the Messiah who was to come, foretelling His birthplace, lineage, and origin, as well as His future reign.  
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Micah wrote of the Messiah who was to come, foretelling his birthplace, lineage, and origin, as well as his future reign.  
  
:''“2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.  
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:''2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.  
 
:''3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.  
 
:''3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.  
 
:''4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.  
 
:''4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.  
:''5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.''
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:''5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.''
:(Micah 5.2 - 5 (KJV))
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:(Micah 5:2-5 (KJV))
  
==External link==
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==External links==
*[[wikipedia:Micah]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102296 Prophet Micah] ([[OCA]] commemoration of August 14)
*[[wikipedia:Micah_%28prophet%29]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100100 Prophet Micah] (OCA commemoration of January 5)
*[http://soniclight.com/constable/notes/pdf/micah.pdf Notes on Micah]
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=163 Micah the Prophet] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[[wikipedia:Micah|''Micah'' on Wikipedia]]
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*[[wikipedia:Micah_%28prophet%29|''Micah (prophet)'' on Wikipedia]]
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*[http://soniclight.com/constable/notes/pdf/micah.pdf Notes on Micah (PDF)]
  
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Latest revision as of 21:13, August 3, 2011

This article forms part of the series on the
The Old Testament - Septuagint
or simply "LXX", the Koine Greek version
of the Hebrew Bible.
Pentateuch or "the Law"
1.Genesis | 2.Exodus | 3.Leviticus | 4.Numbers | 5.Deuteronomy
Historical Books
6.Joshua | 7.Judges | 8.Ruth

9.I Kingdoms | 10.II Kingdoms | 11.III Kingdoms | 12.IV Kingdoms
13.I Chronicles | 14.II Chronicles | 15.I Esdras | 16.II Esdras
17.Nehemiah | 18.Tobit | 19.Judith | 20.Esther with additions
21.I Maccabees | 22.II Maccabees | 23.III Maccabees

Books of Wisdom
24.Book of Psalms | 25.Job | 26.Proverbs
27.Ecclesiastes | 28.Song of Solomon
29.Wisdom of Solomon | 30.Wisdom of Sirach
The Prophets
The Minor Prophets, or "The Twelve"

31.Hosea | 32.Amos | 33.Micah | 34.Joel | 35.Obadiah | 36.Jonah
37.Nahum | 38.Habakkuk | 39.Zephania | 40.Haggai | 41.Zachariah
42.Malachi

The Major Prophets

43.Isaiah | 44.Jeremiah | 45.Baruch | 46.Lamentations
47.Letter of Jeremiah | 48.Ezekiel | 49.Daniel with additions

Appendix
IV Maccabees


The glorious Prophet Micah is the sixth of the Twelve Minor Prophets who lived in the late eighth century B.C., contemporary with the Prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea. His name is a shortened version of Micaiah, which means Who is from God. He is remembered for his foretelling of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Messiah in the Old Testament's Book of Micah. His feast days are celebrated on January 5 and August 14.

Life

Micah was born in the village of Moresheth. Little is known of his personal life. From his writing style he was apparently an educated man, possibly from a family of land owners. Micah witnessed the fall of the Kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C. For over fifty years, he traveled throughout the Kingdom of Judah, pointing out to the people how the Israelites had broken the covenant with God and urging the people of Judah to cast off the vices that entrapped them and seek to be as God-like in their lives as possible.

As with his personal life, little is known of Micah's death, other than that he was buried in his home town of Moresheth. His relics were discovered during the reign of the Roman Emperor Theodosius the Great in the late fourth century after Christ through a mysterious revelation received by the bishop of Eleutheropolis.

Prophecy

Micah wrote of the Messiah who was to come, foretelling his birthplace, lineage, and origin, as well as his future reign.

2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
(Micah 5:2-5 (KJV))

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