Micah with Mark Gignilliat

Dr. Mark Gignilliat (Beeson Divinity School) guides us through Micah. We discuss:

  • Micah’s historical context
  • Loving God and loving neighbor as the key themes of Micah
  • The significance of Micah’s position between Jonah and Nahum
  • The interplay of God’s judgment against Israel and the nations
  • The significance of Micah 3:12 in the center of the Twelve, and its theme of the death and resurrection of Zion.
  • Does Micah 4:5 depict a future eschatological vision where Israel worships its God while the other nations worship their gods?
  • The promise of a ruler who will come from Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
  • The meaning of Micah 6:8, “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • The interplay of judgment and restoration in Micah 7, and how Micah 7:18–20 uses Exodus 34, where God reveals himself as “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love . . . yet by no means clearing the guilty.”

Works by Dr. Mark Gignilliat

  • Micah, International Theological Commentary, T&T Clark, 2019
  • Reading Scripture Canonically: Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation. Baker Academic, 2019

Mark Gignilliat Recommends

  • Make your own sausage and salami
  • Eugene Vodolazkin, Laurus, Oneworld, 2016
  • Iain McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Yale University Press, 2009
  • Iain McGilchrist, The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World, 2 volumes, Perspectiva, 2021

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This episode is co-sponsored by Samford University and the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Alabama Humanities Alliance, the National Endowment for the Humanities or Samford University.