Exegetical X-ray of Justice in Micah 6:6-8: Implication for Indigenous Readers in Nigeria

Authors

  • Moses Idemudia Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Keywords:

Justice, Exegesis, Fairness, Old Testament, Micah 6:6-8

Abstract

There is the constant need to interpret the Bible in a way that makes it possible for every people and culture of the world to appreciate the principles and message of the scripture. The need is particularly pertinent because the Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The Hebrew Biblethe Old Testament presents many valuable principles and concepts which if properly interpreted, could result in reorientation in many spheres. For indigenous people in Nigeria, who are turning in large numbers to Christianity, a proper interpretation of Old Testament texts is key to full integration of the scripture into daily life conduct. The aim of this paper is to interpret the concept of justice in Micah 6:6-8 with a view to showing its relevance in the appreciation of justice among indigenous people in Nigeria. The work adopts the grammatical exegetical method of biblical hermeneutics. It finds that the call to do justice in Micah 6:6-8 is inalienably universal and inclusive, requiring all to pursue equity and fairness in daily conduct. It also finds that the idea of justice among Nigerians can positively be informed and reinforced by subscribing to the principles of justice in Micah 6:6-8. The paper submits in conclusion that the final products of a proper exegetical x-ray of Micah 6:6-8 are valid for rethinking justice in contemporary times.

Published

2024-01-04

How to Cite

Idemudia, M. (2024). Exegetical X-ray of Justice in Micah 6:6-8: Implication for Indigenous Readers in Nigeria. International Scholar Journal of Arts and Social Science Research, 7(1). Retrieved from https://www.theinterscholar.org/journals/index.php/isjassr/article/view/245

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