Commentary on the Old Testament Volume 9

Commentary on the Old Testament Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...when other nations deserved even more the divine judgment. This conclusion does not follow necessarily; as an introduction to a more specific announcement these verses are perfectly natural. Similar expressions are found in other parts of the Old Testament (Deut. iv, 26; xxx, 19; xxxi, 28; Isa. i, 2). In 1 Kings xxii, 28, the words may be a later interpolation from this passage (compare LXX.). And let the Lord Jehovah be witness against you--Perhaps better, that the Lord Jehovah will be witness against you. Be witness is equivalent to be accuser. Since in 2a the nations are addressed, it seems only natural to interpret these words as addressed to the same. Micah means to announce the coming of Jehovah to a general judgment, though at present he will confine himself to Israel and Judah (off.). To understand verse 2 as addressed to Israel, "people" (literally, peoples) referring to the tribes constituting the nation, is arbitrary and unnatural, and to refer 2a to the nations and "against you" in 2b to Israel is even less warranted. From his holy temple--Not the temple in Jerusalem, but, as "come down" in verse 3 shows, the dwelling place of Jehovah on high (Psa. xi, 4). On holy see comment on Joel ii, 1; Zech. xiv, 20. For--Verse 3 does not state the reason why the people should give ear; it is rather the continuation of the statement in 2b. A better translation would be, Yea, behold. Cometh--More accurately, is about to come (G.-K., 116p.). The event is thought to be imminent. The language of verses 3, 4 is highly poetic. As frequently in the Old Testament (for example, Psa. xviii, 7ff.), verse 4 describes the appearance of Jehovah in the imagery of a thunderstorm, while verse 3 seems to think of him as a mighty more

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