Phillip Long deposited Stephen G. Dempster, Micah. Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2017 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 5 years, 1 month ago
Dempster’s goal in the commentary is to understand the original historical context of the oracles before examining their literary context (17). For this reason the introduction has a solid section placing Micah into the history of Judah in the late eighth century, especially in Assyrian invasion of 701 B.C. Dempster realizes the view that Micah is largely responsible for the original oracles is a minority view in contemporary scholarship (30), but he argues this allows him to view the book as a unified whole rather than a collection a oracles from various, unknown prophets who are dislodged from a real historical context.