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Micah, Nahum and Obadiah (Rex Mason) Paperback Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2004) 9780567083289
Micah, Nahum and Obadiah (Rex Mason) Paperback Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2004) 9780567083289
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Title: Micah, Nahum and Obadiah

Author: Mason, Rex

Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9780567083289

Volumes: 1; Pages: 120

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Mason here provides a valuable basic orientation to the modern reading of these short and often difficult prophetic books. By carefully surveying and evaluating the historical critical options that have been proposed during the last century, Mason then outlines the message of these books within a post-exilic, canonical context.

In the face of differing critical opinion as to what does, and what does not, come from Micah in the book of Micah, the position taken here is that the book has to be read finally as a coherent postexilic tract which re-interprets the prophet's message in the light of the situation after the exile.

For Nahum and Obadiah, which have so often received a bad press because of their theology of apparent hate for the foreigner, it is argued that the function the books were designed to serve in the Book of the Twelve must be taken seriously.

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