Bible Names H-M: Micah
Micah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a shortened form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah? (1.) A
Mount Ephraim, whose history so far is introduced in
apparently for the purpose of leading to an account
settlement of the tribe of Dan in Northern Israel,
the purpose also of illustrating the lawlessness of
the times in
which he lived (Judg. 18; 19:1-29; 21:25).
(2.) The son of Merib-baal (Mephibosheth), 1 Chr.
(3.) The first in rank of the priests of the family
Kohathites (1 Chr. 23:20).
(4.) A descendant of Joel the Reubenite (1 Chr.
(5.) "The Morasthite," so called to distinguish him
Micaiah, the son of Imlah (1 Kings 22:8). He was a
Judah, a contemporary of Isaiah (Micah 1:1), a
Moresheth of Gath (1:14, 15). Very little is known
circumstances of his life (comp. Jer. 26:18, 19).
Micah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Of Mount Ephraim. (See JONATHAN.) The date of the event
is implied as before Samson, for the origin of the name
Mahaneh Dan occurs in this narrative (Judges 18:12) and it
is mentioned as already so named in Samson's childhood
(Judges 13:25, margin). Josephus places the synchronous
narrative of the Levite and his concubine at the beginning
of the judges. Phinehas, Aaron's grandson, is mentioned
(Judges 20:28). The narrative was written after the monarchy
had begun (Judges 18:1; Judges 19:1), while the tabernacle
was still at Shiloh, not yet moved by David to Jerusalem
2. MICAH THE PROPHET. The oldest form of the name
was Mikaiahuw, "who is as Jah?" (compare MICHAEL.) In Micah
7:18 Micah alludes to the meaning of his name as embodying
the most precious truth to a guilty people such as he had
painted the Jews, "who is a God like unto Thee that pardon
iniquity," etc. Sixth of the minor prophets in the Hebrew
canon, third in the Septuagint. The Morasthite, i.e. of
Moresheth, or Moresheth Gath (near Gath in S.W. of Judaea),
where once was his tomb, but in Jerome's (Ep. Paulae 6) days
a church, not far from Eleutheropolis. Micah prophesied in
the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah somewhere between
756 and 697 B.C. Contemporary with Isaiah in Judah, with
whose prophecies his have a close connection (compare Micah
4:1-3 with Isaiah 2:2-4, the latter stamping the former as
inspired), and with Hosea and Amos during their later
ministry in Israel...
Micah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Micah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. An Ephraimite
His robbery and idolatry
Jud 17; 18
-2. Head of a family of Reuben
-3. Also called MICHA
Son of Mephibosheth
2Sa 9:12; 1Ch 8:34,35; 9:40,41
-4. Also called MICHAH
1Ch 23:20; 24:24,25
-5. Father of Abdon
-6. One of the minor prophets
Jer 26:18,19; Mic 1:1,14,15
Denounces the idolatry of his times
The oppressions of the covetous
Foretells the restoration of Israel
The injustice of judges and falsehoods of false prophets
Prophesies the coming of the Messiah
Mic 4; 5
Denounces the oppressions
Micah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(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 believers in Jehovah, and yet so completely ignorant
is he of the law of Jehovah that the mode which he adopts of
honoring him is to make a molten and graven image, teraphim
or images of domestic gods, and to set up an unauthorized
priesthood, first in his own family, Jud 17:5 and then in
the person of a Levite not of the priestly line. ver. Jud
17:12 A body of 600 Danites break in upon and steal his
idols from him.
2. The sixth in order of the minor prophets. He is
called the Morasthite, that is, a native of Moresheth, a
small village near Eleutheropolis to the east, where
formerly the prophet's tomb was shown, though in the days of
Jerome it had been succeeded by a church. Micah exercised
the prophetical office during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah, giving thus a maximum limit of 59
years, B.C. 756-697, from the accession of Jotham to the
death of Hezekiah, and a minimum limit of 16 years, B.C.
742-726, from the death of Jotham to the accession of
Hezekiah. He was contemporary with Hosea and Amos during the
part of their ministry in Israel, and with Isaiah in Judah.
3. A descendant of Joel the Reubenite. 1Ch 5:5
4. The son of Meribbaal or Mephibosheth, the son of
Jonathan. 1Ch 8:34,35; 9:40,41
5. A Kohathite levite, the eldest son of Uzziel the
brother of Amram. 1Ch 23:30
6. The father of Abdon, a man of high station in the
reign of Josiah. 2Ch 34:20
Micah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
mi'-ka (mikhah, contracted from mikhayahu, "who is like Yah?
"; Codex Vaticanus, Meichaias; Codex Alexandrinus, Micha;
sometimes in the King James Version spelled Michah):
(1) The chief character of an episode given as an appendix
to the Book of Judges (Jdg 17; 18). Micah, a dweller in Mt.
Ephraim, was the founder and owner of a small private
sanctuary with accessories for worship (17:1-5), for which
he hired as priest a Judean Levite (17:7-13). Five men sent
in quest of new territory by the Danites, who had failed to
secure a settlement upon their own tribal allotment, visited
Micah's shrine, and obtained from his priest an oracle
favoring their quest (Jdg 18:1-6). They then went on until
they reached the town of Laish in the extreme North, and
deeming it suitable for the purpose, they returned to report
to their fellow-tribesmen. These at once dispatched thither
600 armed men, accompanied by their families (Jdg 18:7-12).
Passing Micah's abode, they appropriated his idols and his
priest, and when their owner pursued, he was insulted and
threatened (Jdg 18:13-26). They took Laish, destroyed it
with its inhabitants and rebuilt it under the name of Dan.
There they established the stolen images, and appointed
Micah's Levite, Jonathan, a grandson of Moses (the King
James Version "Manasseh"), priest of the new sanctuary,
which was long famous in Israel (Jdg 18:27-31)...
Micah in Wikipedia
Micah (Hebrew: מִיכָה, Modern Mikha Tiberian Mîḵā; pronounced /
ˈmaɪkə/ in English) is a given name.
Micah is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible (Old
Testament), and means "who is like God?", in the sense that
God is unique. The name is sometimes found with theophoric
extensions. Suffix theophory in Yah and in Yahweh results in
Michaiah or Michaihu (Hebrew: מִיכָיְהוּ, Modern Mikhayhu Tiberian
Mîḵā́yhû), meaning who is like Yahweh?  Suffix theophory in
El results in Michael (Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל, Modern Mikha'el Tiberian
Mîḵāʼēl), meaning who is like God?, or possibly one who is
In Dutch, Micah is spelled Micha and the ch in the name is
pronounced either [ʃ] or [x]; the first is more common in
female names, the latter in male names. The name is not as
common as Michael or Michiel.
Micah Scripture - Jeremiah 26:18
Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king
of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus
saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed [like] a field,
and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the
house as the high places of a forest.
Micah Scripture - Judges 17:4
Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took
two hundred [shekels] of silver, and gave them to the founder,
who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they
were in the house of Micah.
Micah Scripture - Judges 18:2
And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from
their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to
spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them,
Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to
the house of Micah, they lodged there.
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