Micaiah, Son of Gemariah (מִיכָיְהוּ, mikhoyhu). Grandson of Shaphan who reported to the officials of Judah what the prophet Jeremiah had said via Baruch (Jer 36:11, 13). It is most likely that Micaiah, son of Gemariah, and Micaiah, father of Achbor, are two different people.
MICAIAH (PERSON) [Heb mı̂kāyâ (מִיכָיָה); mikayhû]. 1. Mother of Abijah, king of Judah (2 Chr 13:2). Micaiah’s name appears solely in the Chronicler’s regnal formula for Abijah, where she is identified as the “daughter of Uriel of Gibeah.” Her name and parentage are problematic. In the parallel passage
Micaiah. 1. Prophet and Imlah’s son, called by Ahab to forecast the result of projected battles against the Syrians. At first Micaiah mocks him with glad news, then tells the cruel truth. Ahab casts the prophet into prison as a kind of ransom, but the wicked ruler dies in battle just as Micaiah predicted
4. The son of Gemariah (Jer. 36:11, 13) who heard Baruch reading the roll of Jeremiah to the people and informed the nobles. As a result of his report the roll was read to the nobles and then to the king. He may have been the same as 3.
MICAIAH1. Prophet and Imlah’s son, called by Ahab to forecast the result of projected battles against the Syrians. At first Micaiah mocks him with glad news, then tells the cruel truth. Ahab casts the prophet into prison as a kind of ransom, but the wicked ruler dies in battle, just as Micaiah predicted
Micaiah (mi-kay´uh).1 King Abijah’s mother (2 Chron. 13:2), elsewhere called Maacah (1 King 15:2; 2 Chron. 11:20–22).2 The son of Imlah, a prophet at Ahab’s court (1 Kings 22). Ahab and Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, wanted to liberate Ramoth-gilead from the Arameans. Before going to war they consulted
MICAIAH. Sometimes the name is contracted to Mica or Micah (q.v.). In the KJV it is generally spelled Michaiah.1. Mother of King Abijah (2 Chr 13:2), also spelled in the ASV Maacah, or Maachah in the KJV (2 Chr 11:20).2. Father of Achbor (2 Kgs 22:12), called Micah in 2 Chr 34:20. See Micah 6.3. One
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,
Micaiah (Heb. mɩ̂ḵāyâ, mɩ̂ḵāyāhû) (also MAACAH, MICAH)1. The son of Imlah; a 9th-century b.c.e. prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel (1 Kgs. 22:1–28; 2 Chr. 18:1–27). He and 400 other prophets were consulted by Kings Ahab of Israel and Jehoshaphat of Judah before their unsuccessful battle
Mica´iah (who is like God?). Micaiah, the son of Imlah, was a prophet of Samaria, who in the last year of the reign of Ahab king of Israel predicted his defeat and death, b.c. 897. 1 Kings 22:1–35; 2 Chron. 18.
MICA´IAH (mi-kaʹya; “who is like Jehovah?”).1. The son of Imlah, a prophet of Samaria, who, in the last year of the reign of Ahab king of Israel predicted his defeat and death, 853 b.c. Three years after the great battle with Ben-hadad, Ahab proposed to Jehoshaphat that they should jointly go up to