Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tower of the flock

Mic 4:8 And you, O tower of the flock, hill of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.

In this verse, Micah changes the theme from the restoration of the remnant to the restoration of Jerusalem. The oracle contains a promise that the former kingdom will be restored. Waltke has identified this verse as a “hinge” verse that looks both backwards to the flock and forward. Waltke says the verse predicts that Mount Zion will become a tower guaranteeing its security. The watchtower permits a shepherd to better observe his flock. The verse also looks forward to the divine program of restoration of Micah 4:9 to 5:14.

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