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The Prophets Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapters 5-8 Summary

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Part 1: Chapters 5-8 Summary and Analysis

Heschel continues with looking at particular prophets, the next being Micah. Heschel describes Micah as a contemporary of Isaiah's. Micah's concern with the people was that they worshiped the work of their own hands, they revered the sorcerer and fortune tellers, and they had fallen into moral corruption. Heschel writes about the loneliness that a prophet endures and that the standards and concern are too much for other men to relate to. Quoting Micah 7:1-7 Heschel uses this to show Micah's concerns and his intense nature. Micah, although warning the people of destruction because of their sins, also spends part of his words speaking about the ways of true worship. Heschel points out that Micah tells the people that God will be angry but that his anger will pass and the Lord is endlessly forgiving. Micah's message is one of destruction...

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