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Commentary on Micah

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1, 2 :

His holy temple: God's heavenly temple; the prophet pictures a theophany ( 3f ).

1, 7 :

The comparison of the unfaithful people with a prostitute, first found in Hosea, is frequent with the prophets; probably ritual prostitution is meant; cf Am 2, 7f; Hos 4, 14 .

1, 10–15 :

The Judean cities here named were in the vicinity of Moresheth, the region with which Micah was most familiar. They were to experience divine chastisement. In the Hebrew, wordplays on the names of these cities abound. The text is partly obscure.

1, 16 :

Shaving the head was a sign of mourning; cf Is 3, 24; Am 8, 10 .

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