[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: in his death?

UUC unikom at paco.net
Wed May 19 15:13:45 EDT 2004

Dear Harold,

Do you see any semantical opposition between the rich and the poor in the
verse you quoted:

Mic. 6:12 Her rich men are violent; her people are liars

Micah equally criticizes both.

Best regards,


> No, I am not making a logical error. I did not say that every rich
> person was evil. I said that richness is often associated with
> wickedness in the prophets. But most of the rich could be wicked.
> Here is a passage in Micah:
> Mic. 6:9 Listen! The LORD is calling to the city - and to fear your
> name is wisdom -  "Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.
> Mic. 6:10 Am I still to forget, O wicked house, your ill-gotten
> treasures and the short ephah, which is accursed?
> Mic. 6:11 Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales, with a bag of
> false weights?
> Mic. 6:12 Her rich men are violent; her people are liars and their
> tongues speak deceitfully.
> HH: So the rich men of this city were evil, and the commentary I have
> suggests that the city was probably Jerusalem ("Micah," by Bruce
> Waltke, The Minor Prophets, ed. Thomas E. McComisky, p. 737).
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
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