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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Book of Micah

THEME

Forgiveness through repentance for sinning

SETTING

c.750–700 BCE The Southern Kingdom of Judah.

KEY FIGURES

Micah A prophet from Moresheth in the Shephelah region of southwest Judah.

Jotham King of Judah until 742 BCE. Micah’s earliest prophecies are said to date from his reign.

Hezekiah King of Judah from 727–698 BCE. He repels the Assyrian King Sennacherib’s attempt to destroy Jerusalem in 701 BCE, but loses territory and remains a vassal.

Hoshea Last king of the Northern Kingdom, Israel. After his reign, the Assyrians destroy the northern capital, Samaria, in 722 BCE and deport large parts of the population. ...

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