As the most forceful biblical proponent of the ideals of justice, loyalty, and kindness, Micah holds special appeal for those who are concerned about the powerlessness of the poor and humble.
In this commentary Juan Alfaro examines the prophecies of Micah as they address both the internal and the external crises that faced Judah in the eighth century B.C. Throughout his exposition Alfaro stresses that Micah does not belong to a dead past; rather, Micah’s challenging message of judgment and hope calls for change and conversion in our world today.
Juan I. Alfaro is Director of the Pastoral Institute of the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas. He also teaches at Incarnate Word College Pastoral Institute and at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio.