The Message of the Prophets of Israel to the Twentieth Century

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byHerbert Lockwood Willett

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... STUDY V MICAH AND THE RURAL CONDITIONS OF HIS DAY In passing from the study of Isaiah to Micah, his contemporary, one goes from the city to the country: from the busy streets of Jerusalem to the more quiet regions of the westward slopes of Palestine; from the problems of worldpolitics to the activities of provincial towns, disturbed only by the passing of caravans or the chance hazards of plundering at the hands of the stragglers of marching armies on the way to Egypt or the North; from the vices and luxury of the capital to the petty tyrannies of country landlords over a helpless rural population. Yet Micah's world was not contracted, in spite of the fact that his interests were those of the countryside. He had been in Jerusalem and was familiar with its intrigues and its superficiality. He knew something of the dangers in which the nervous and vacillating conduct of public affairs was involving the entire country, especially in view of Assyrian activities in the coast lands of Syria. Moreover, his outlook as a resident of the shephelah was upon that very plain of the sea along which commerce and war were constantly pushing men from all the lands. Past his town of Moresheth-Gath went the armies of Sargon and Sennacherib; and only a short distance away was Lachish, the gateway to Egypt, through which the embassies from the court of Hezekiah to the empire of the South, so satirized by Isaiah, made their way. Contemporaries, and in a measure colleagues, were Micah and Isaiah, though in almost all regards unlike. Like Paul, Isaiah was a city man in all his associations and interests; like Jesus, Micah belonged to the country, and in his language its life is reflected. Isaiah's vision of Jerusalem's future was confident and optimistic. The city would pass through gr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... STUDY V MICAH AND THE RURAL CONDITIONS OF HIS DAY In passing from the study of Isaiah to Micah, his contemporary, one goes from the c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021735629X

ISBN - 13:9780217356299

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