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Juan Cruz


Juan Cruz, PhD, is former lecturer of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew in PTS College & Advanced Studies, Philippines, from 2004–2010. He is currently volunteer minister of Northfield Parish Church, Aberdeen, Scotland.


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Juan Cruz

“Who is like Yahweh?”

A Study of Divine Metaphors in the Book of Micah

1. Edition 2016
274 pages
ISBN 978-3-647-54047-4
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments. - Band 263

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Juan Cruz considers the two groups of divine metaphors in the book of Micah, namely the legal metaphors in 1:2–16 and 6:1–16 and the pastoral metaphors in 2:12–13, 4:6–7, 5:1–4a and 7:14–20. He aims to contribute to the literary analysis of these metaphors and so help to achieve a better understanding of God as portrayed in the Hebrew Bible and in the book of Micah in particular.
Using theories that can integrate these metaphors without denying their contradictions, Cruz offers an approach that recognises how the metaphors for God both complement one another and demonstrate tension with each other in the context of the whole book.

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