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King Josiah of JudahThe Lost Messiah of Israel$
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Marvin A. Sweeney

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195133240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195133242.001.0001

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(p.287) 17 Micah
King Josiah of Judah

Marvin A. Sweeney (Contributor Webpage)

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Analysis of the book of Micah tends to emphasize the reconstruction of Micah's authentic eighth‐century oracles and the exilic or postexilic redaction of the book. An analysis of the present form of the book of Micah indicates that it is formulated as a prophetic announcement of Zion's exaltation in keeping with Josiah's program to centralize worship and political rule in Jerusalem. Redaction‐critical analysis of Micah indicates relatively little influence of exilic or postexilic redaction.

Keywords:   exilic redaction, Jerusalem, Micah, postexilic redaction, redaction‐critical analysis, Zion's exaltation

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