Micah, Son of Mephibosheth (מִיכָה, mikhah; מִיכָא, mikha'). Also called Mica. A descendant of Saul (2 Sam 9:12; 1 Chr 8:34). Micah is named as the son of Merib-baal in 1 Chr 8:34. Merib-baal is an alternate name for Mephibosheth.
MICA (PERSON) [Heb mı̂kāʾ (מִיכָא)]. Var. MICAH. 1. Also referred to as Micah (mykh), the son of Mephibosheth and grandson of Jonathan (2 Sam 9:12). The name may be an abbreviation of the name mykyh, meaning “Who is like Yahweh?” (Brockington Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther Century Bible, 180). Born to Mephibosheth
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
Mica. Common name interchangeable with Micah and probably a contracted form of Micaiah.1. Mephibosheth’s son (Merib-baal). He shared in the fortunes of David’s generosity to his father, and in Ziba’s treachery. Mica had four sons (2 Sm 9:12, kjv Micha; 1 Chr 8:34, 35; 9:40, 41, kjv, rsv Micah).2. Levite
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
MICA Common name interchangeable with Micah and probably a contracted form of Micaiah.1. Mephibosheth’s son. He shared in the fortunes of David’s generosity to his father, and in Ziba’s treachery (2 Sm 9:12).2. Levite and Zicri’s son from Asaph’s clan (1 Chr 9:15), who performed musical service in
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.
Mica (mi´kuh; a shortened form of Micaiah; Heb., “who is like the Lord?”).1 The son of Mephibosheth (Merib-baal) and Saul’s great-grandson by Jonathan (2 Sam. 9:12); he is also called Micah (1 Chron. 8:34–35). See alsoMicah.2 A Levite, the son of Zichri and father of Mattaniah, a postexilic inhabitant
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.
MICHA. A variant of Micah and Micaiah.1. A son of Mephibosheth, the crippled son of Jonathan (2 Sam 9:12; called Micah in 1 Chr 8:34). SeeMicah.2. A Levite who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh 10:11).3. A Levite who was a descendant of Asaph (Neh 11:17, 22; cf.1 Chr 9:15). The full name “Michaiah”
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,
Mica (Heb. mɩ̂ḵāʾ) (also MICAH)1. The son of Mephibosheth (Meribbaal) and grandson of Jonathan (2 Sam. 9:12). He is called Micah (3) at 1 Chr. 8:34–35; 9:40–41.2. The father of Mattaniah, a postexilic Levite of the lineage of Asaph (1 Chr. 9:15; Neh. 11:17).3. A Levite who participated in the sealing
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
Mi´cha (who is like God?).1. The son of Mephibosheth. 2 Sam. 9:12.2. A Levite who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:11.3. The father of Mattaniah, a Gershonite Levite and descendant of Asaph. Neh. 11:17, 22.