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2016 March 27

Shrine of the Nativity Bethlehem (1839)
Art by David Roberts (1796-1864), and Lithography by Louis Haghe (1806-1885)
Orientalism Style of Academic Art
Contained in the Books The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (1842-1846), and Egypt and Nubia (1846-1849)
Image Source: OldBookArt.com

     Explanation: Micah 5 contains the famous prophecy of the Messiah, the Everlasting Ruler who will come from Bethlehem. Enemies will be defeated. Witchcraft and idolatry will be removed. Vengeance will come upon the heathen. [Sermons: John Piper. Dominic Smart. William Still. ].
     Today's image is set in Bethlehem, which, as noted in today's chapter is the birth city of the Messiah. The image depicts the place within Bethlehem which some suppose is the site of the Lord's birth.

          THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: : JOTHAM: 2 Kings 15; 2 Chronicles 26:21-23; 2 Chronicles 27:1-9. AHAZ: 2 Kings 15:38; 2 Kings 16; 2 Kings 17:1; 2 Chronicles 27:9; 2 Chronicles 28. HEZEKIAH: 2 Kings 16:20; 2 Kings 18-20; 2 Chronicles 28:27; 2 Chronicles 29-32. Jeremiah 26:18-19. PEKAH: 2 Kings 15:25-37; 2 Kings 16:1-5; 2 Chronicles 28:6; Isaiah 7:1. HOSHEA: 2 Kings 15:30; 2 Kings 17; 2 Kings 18:1-12. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]

1. Judgment & Blessing: Cycle 1 (1:1 - 2:13) - 737 - 690 B.C., Israel
2. Judgment & Blessing: Cycle 2 (3:1 - 5:15) - 737 - 690 B.C., Israel
3. Judgment & Blessing: Cycle 3 (6:1 - 7:20) - 737 - 690 B.C., Israel

Micah 4

2. Judgment & Blessing: Cycle 2 (3:1 - 5:15) - 737 - 690 B.C., Israel

B. Blessings for Israel and Judah - (Continued) - (4:1 - 5:15)

2. Zion's Ruler Will Come From Bethlehem (5:1-3)

     1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting [from days of eternity]. 3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.

3. Zion's Invaders Will Be Destroyed (5:4-15)

4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. 5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
     7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. 8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. 9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
     10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: 11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: 12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: 13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands. 14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. 15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.

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