Holiday destinations in gothenburg sweden for Micah’s Oracle. The quotation from Micah is significant But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given birth. Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, here declares that the messianic King, the one through whom Yahweh will supremely fulill his covenant promises to David, will be born in Bethlehem, the very same town in which King David was born. The apparent implication of Micah’s prophecy concerning Bethlehem was that the Messiah would have strong Davidic ancestry. Micah’s reference to she who is in labor giving birth seems to recall Isaiah , where Isaiah foretold that the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. If so, Micah has evidently interpreted Isaiah’s prophecy as referring to the Messiah’s birth. Holiday destinations in gothenburg sweden 2016.