The Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah

The Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah

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This book examines the coherence of the book of Micah by means of analysis of the text's literary structure and conceptuality. A two-part structure is proposed, divided between chs. 1-5 and 6-7, each part characterized by a dispute over the fate of Israel. The interrelationship of the parts, including prophecies of judgment and announcements of promise suggests that the basis of the book's coherence is that Yahweh's justice in judgment and mercy, preserving and forgiving the remnant, are the significant factors in determining Israel's fate.He defines it as a a#39;Literary device which projects aquestion and its answer as a means of describing a future statea#39;. Cf. Burke O. Long, 1 Kings: ... Laurence Perrine, Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense (New York: 4. Levels of Coherence:anbsp;...

Title:The Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah
Author:Mignon R. Jacobs
Publisher:A&C Black - 2001-06-01


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