Time: c.735-700 B.C.
Title: The English, Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions all name this book after Micah, the prophet whose ministry is recorded in the book. The name Micah (Hebrew Michah) means "Who is like the LORD?"
Summary: Micah, who was contemporary with Isaiah, was to the southern Kingdom of Judah what Amos was previously to the northern Kingdom of Israel. Both were fierce critics of the rich and powerful who exploited the poor. Though Micah's prophecies refer especially to Judah, they concerned all of Israel. Micah's leading ideas are the regeneration of Israel's remnant through judgment, the establishment of the Kingdom of God in the line of David and the conversion of the nations through that Kingdom. The conclusion of his prophecy is a triumphant expression of faith, which is seen in its true quality against the background of the materialism and the corruption of the reign of Ahaz.
Superscription: Chapter 1:1
Coming judgment on Israel, Judah for persistent sin: Chapter 1:2-16
Doom of corrupt oppressors and false prophets: Chapter 2:1 - 3:12
Vision of hope from the coming one: Chapter 4:1 - 5:15
The Lord's case against Israel: Chapter 6:1 - 7:20