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Moresheth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The home or birthplace of the prophet Micah (Mic 1:14). Micah is twice described as “of Moresheth” (Jer 26:18; Mic 1:1). The town was located in the Shephelah of Judah.The name literally means “Possession of Gath,” and therefore was probably near Gath. It was probably also near Mareshah (Mic 1:15) in the foothills of Judah. This would place it between the hill country and the Philistine plain, on the route from Jerusalem to Lachish. Micah mentions towns and villages in both the Shephelah and Philistine country.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Moresheth Gath
Moresheth Gath (מוֹרֶשֶׁת גַּת‎, moresheth gath). The home or birthplace of the prophet Micah (Mic 1:14). Micah is twice described as “of Moresheth” (Jer 26:18; Mic 1:1). The town was located in the Shephelah of Judah.The name literally means “Possession of Gath,” and therefore was probably near Gath.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Moresheth (Place)
MORESHETH (PLACE) [Heb môrešet (מֹורֶשֶׁת)]. Var. MORESHETH-GATH. A satellite village of Gath in the Shephelah (Mic 1:1, 14; Jer 26:18). The nomen proprium loci actually occurs only once in Mic 1:14 as Moresheth-gath, “Possession of Gath.” In the other two cases the gentilic form, môraštî is employed
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moresheth-gath
Moresheth-gath. Town in the lowland country of Judah included in Micah’s lament (Mi 1:14); perhaps the same as Moresheth, Micah’s hometown (v 1). The gath in Moresheth-gath suggests that the town was in close proximity to the major Philistine city by that name. Its exact location is uncertain. Jerome
Morasthite
Morasthite. kjv designation for the prophet Micah from the name of the town Moresheth (Jer 26:18; Mi 1:1).See Moresheth.
Moresheth
Moresheth. Micah’s hometown (Jer 26:18; Mi 1:1, kjv Morasthite).See Micah (Person) #7.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Moresheth-gath
Moresheth-gath môr̀e-sheth-gath; mō-resh̀eth-gath [Heb môres̱eṯ gaṯ—‘possession of Gath’; LXX Gk klēronomías Geth—‘inheritance of Gath’]. A town in the Shephelah of Judah, mentioned by its full name only in Mic. 1:14. It was near Mareshah (v 15) and is identified as Tell ej-Judeideh, about 2
Moresheth
Moresheth môr̀e-sheth, OF [Heb môraštî]; AV MORASTHITE. Designation of the prophet Micah, indicating his home town (Jer. 26:18; Mic. 1:1), which was otherwise known as Moresheth-gath.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Moresheth-Gath
MORESHETH-GATH Town in the lowland country of Judah included in Micah’s lament (Mi 1:14); perhaps the same as Moresheth, Micah’s hometown. The “gath” in Moresheth-gath suggests that the town was in close proximity to the major Philistine city by that name. Its exact location is uncertain. Jerome (a fourth-century
Morasthite
MORASTHITE* kjv designation for the prophet Micah, taken from the name of the town Moresheth (Jer 26:18; Mi 1:1). See Micah (Person) #7.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moresheth, Moresheth-Ath
Moresheth (mor´uh-sheth), Moresheth-gath (mor´uh-sheth-gath´), the prophet Micah’s home village (Jer. 26:18; Mic. 1:1), located near the city of Gath (thus, the compound name in Mic. 1:14). It has been identified with Tell ej-Judeideh, seven miles northeast of Lachish and west of Tekoa.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Moresheth-Gath
MORESHETH-GATH. The home of the prophet Micah (cf. Jer 26:18; Mic 1:1), one of the 8th cen. b.c. writing prophets. See Micah. The city is referred to in the pun-section of Micah (cf. Mic 1:14). Ancient Moresheth is identified with modern Tell ej-Judeideh, c. 20 miles SW of Jerusalem (c. two miles N of
Morasthite
MORASTHITE. A gentilic adjective to designate the prophet Micah (Mic 1:1; cf. Jer 26:18). Possibly derived from Moresheth-gath (q.v.), the town where Micah was born. See Micah.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Moresheth-Gath
MORESHETH-GATH. Home-town of the prophet Micah (Mi. 1:1; Je. 26:18) near the Philistine territory of Gath (Mi. 1:14); probably the modern Tell ej-Judeieh, 32 km SW of Jerusalem and 10 km NE of Lachish. Moresheth-gath (Mi. 1:14) is one of twelve cities listed by the prophet Micah, whose names are by word-play
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moresheth
Moresheth (Heb. môrešeṯ), MORESHETH-GATH (môrešeṯ gaṯ)A satellite village of Gath in the Shephelah; hometown of the prophet Micah (Jer. 26:18; Mic. 1:1). The ancient site of Moresheth is generally identified with modern Tell ej-Judeideh (141115), ca. 2.5 km. (1.5 mi.) N of Beit Jibrin/Beth Guvrin
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Moresheth
Moresheth [môrˊə shĕth], Moreshethgath [môrˊə shĕth găthˊ] (Heb. môrešeṯ gaṯ “property of Gath”). The home of the prophet Micah (Jer. 26:18; Heb. môraštî; Mic. 1:1; mōraštî; RSV “of Moresheth”; KJV “Morasthite”). Moresheth-gath is mentioned by the prophet as one of a series of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Moresheth-Gath
MORESHETH-GATH The birth-place of the prophet Micah, mentioned in connection with the destruction which this and the other towns in this region suffered at the hands of the Assyrians (Jer. 26:6; Mic. 1:1, 14) near Achzib. Eusebius (Onom. 134:10) calls it Morasthei, and states that it is situated east
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Moresheth
MORESHETH Also Moresheth-gath, the hometown of the prophet Micah (Mic 1:1; Jer 26:18) near the village of Gath in the Shephelah, identified with the modern site of Tell ej-Judeideh.