MICHEAS - Introduction
THE PROPHECY OF MICHEAS.
of Morasti, a little town in the tribe of Juda, was cotemporary with the prophet Isaias, whom he resembles both in his spirit
and his style. He is different from the prophet Micheas, mentioned in the Third Book of Kings, (chap. xxii.) for that Micheas
lived in the days of king Achab, one hundred and fifty years before the time of Ezechias, under whom this Micheas prophesied,
(Challoner) as he did in the two preceding reigns. (Haydock) --- He addresses both Israel and Juda, and predicts the happiness
of the Jews after the captivity, as a figure of what the church should enjoy. (Calmet) --- The Jews shall embrace the faith
at last, after the Gentiles. (Worthington) --- We have only a small part of the predictions of Micheas, though he may have
written no more. His style is obscure, like that of Osee. (Calmet) --- His name signifies "humility," or "who is like."