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
Micah (Person). 1. Ephraimite judge who had idols made and then hired a Levite to become his priest (Jgs 17; 18).2. Shimei’s descendant from Reuben’s tribe (1 Chr 5:5).3. Alternate spelling of Mica, Mephibosheth’s son and the great-grandson of King Saul, in 1 Chronicles 8:34, 35; 9:40, 41.SeeMica
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
MICAH (Person)1. Ephraimite judge who had idols made and then hired a Levite to become his priest (Jgs 17–18).2. Shimei’s descendant from Reuben’s tribe (1 Chr 5:5).3. Alternate spelling of Mica, Mephibosheth’s son and the great-grandson of King Saul, in 1 Chronicles 8:34–35; 9:40–41. SeeMica #1.
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
MICAH. The name Micah, meaning “Who is like Yahweh?” was common among the Hebrews.1. An Ephramite living in the time of the judges (Jdg 17–18). His mother had 200 shekels of silver recast as an image for a shrine eventually captured by a group of Danites.2. Head of a family of Reuben (1 Chr 5:5).3.
MICAH, MICAIAH (‘who is like Yah?’). A common Hebrew name, variously spelt in both evv and MT. Of the many men named with one of these forms, three are better known than the rest. 1. Micah of Moresheth the prophet. (See next article.) 2. Micah of Mt Ephraim, whose strange story is told in Jdg. 17–18,
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,
MICAH (Hebrew, “Who is like the Lord?”) One of the minor prophets. Micah should not be confused with Micaiah, son of Imlah, a prophet at the time of Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs 22:8). (See Micah, book of for details.)
Mi´cah (who is like God?), the same name as Micaiah. [Micaiah.]1. An Israelite whose familiar story is preserved in the 17th and 18th chapters of Judges. Micah is evidently a devout believer in Jehovah, and yet so completely ignorant is he of the law of Jehovah that the mode which he adopts of honoring