House of Micah
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A man who lived in the hill country of Ephraim and had idols made. He also hired a Levite as shrine priest (Jdg 17:1–13; Jdg 18:2–31). For further information, see this article: Judges, Book of.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MICAH (PERSON) [Heb mı̂kâ (מִיכָה); mı̂kāʾ (מִיכָא)]. Var. MICA. The name of nine men in the Hebrew Bible. Micah is a shortened form of such names as Micaiah, “who is like YH (WH),” and Michael, “who is like God,” which express the notion of God’s incomparability (Labuschagne 1966). The longer form
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. An Ephraimite and the central character of an episode given as an appendix to the book of Judges (Jgs. 17–18). Micah stole one thousand one hundred pieces of silver from his mother, but later confessed and returned the silver because of a curse she had pronounced on the thief. In gratitude she blessed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Micah (mi´kuh; a shortened form of Micaiah; Heb., “who is like the Lord?”).1 The prophet Micah of Moresheth, a town some twenty-five miles southwest of Jerusalem, to whom the book of Micah is attributed. In addition to the information in Mic. 1:1, Jer. 26:18 reports that Micah came to Jerusalem in the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Micah (Heb. mɩ̂ḵâ) (also MICA, MICAIAH)1. A man of the Ephraimite hill country, living during the period of the judges, whose story explains the founding of the shrine and city of Dan (Judg. 17–18). According to the story, Micah stole 1100 pieces of silver from his mother. Upon return of the silver,
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Micah [Mi-kuh](Hebrew origin: Who is like)(Judges 17:1). 12th century b.c. Micah, a man who lived in the hilly country of Ephraim, had a shrine in his house, where he had placed an ephod and several teraphim. He consecrated one of his sons to serve as his Priest.One day, he took from his mother, without
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Miʹcah [a contracted form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah?], the name of several men.1. An Ephraimite, who, in contravention of the Law, which allowed but one place of sacrifice and ceremonial service, set up in his own house an idolatrous image-worship and an unauthorized priesthood (Judg. 17:4–13).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Micah [mī-kuh] (מיכה, abbreviated form of מיכיהו, Miciahu, “Who Is Like Yahweh?”) (1) an Ephraimite who made a graven image that became a shrine in Dan (Judg. 17:1) (2) a Reubenite (1 Chron. 5:5) (3) the son of Merib-baal; same as Mica (1) (1 Chron. 8:34) (4) a Levite during the last part of David’s
Micah the Ephraimite
Micah the EphraimiteAn important scoundrel in the first appendix to the book of Judges is Micah (not the prophet), an Ephraimite. His story is told in Judges 17–18.Micah stole eleven hundred silver shekels, a huge amount of money, from his mother. His conscience got the best of him, however, and he
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MICAH mi´kuh [מִיכָה mikhah, מִיכָיָה mikhayah, Μειχά Meicha]. Means “who is like the Lord.” 1. Resident of the hill country in Ephraim, who stole from and later returned to his mother 1,100 silver shekels. Micah’s mother made an idol out of silver for his shrine. Micah placed his son as priest over