Bible Names H-M: Micaiah
Micaiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
who is like Jehovah?, the son of Imlah, a faithful prophet
Samaria (1 Kings 22:8-28). Three years after the
with Ben-hadad (20:29-34), Ahab proposed to
Jehoshaphat, king of
Judah, that they should go up against Ramoth-Gilead
to do battle
again with Ben-hadad. Jehoshaphat agreed, but
inquiry should be first made "at the word of
prophets approved of the expedition; but
dissatisfied, asked if there was no other prophet
four hundred that had appeared, and was informed of
Micaiah. He was sent for from prison, where he had
confined, probably on account of some prediction
Ahab; and he condemned the expedition, and
prophesied that it
would end, as it did, in disaster. We hear nothing
this prophet. Some have supposed that he was the
referred to in 1 Kings 20:35-42.
Micaiah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
MICAIAH or MICHAIAH. Son of Imlah (1 Kings 22:8). Consulted
by Ahab at Jehoshaphat's request when undertaking the joint
expedition against Ramoth Gilead, which Benhadad had engaged
to restore (1 Kings 20:34). The 400 prophets whom Ahab
gathered together to "inquire the word of Jehovah" (1 Kings
22:5) were prophets of Jeroboam's symbolic calf worship of
Jehovah not of Baal. (See JEROBOAM.) Jehoshaphat begged for
some "prophet of Jehovah besides," unconnected with the calf
symbolism forbidden by the second commandment. Ahab
mentioned Micaiah, adding "I hate him, for he doth not
prophesy good concerning me but evil" (compare 1 Kings
21:20; Jeremiah 36:28).
Ahab had Micaiah already in prison, as 1 Kings 22:26
implies, "carry him back ... prison." Josephus (Ant. 8:15,
sec. 6) says that it was Micaiah who predicted ("in the word
of Jehovah," Haggai 1:13) death by a lion to the neighbor
who would not smite him, and who, disguised with ashes,
under the parable of one letting go a prisoner entrusted to
him made Ahab in his hour of triumph, when the mortification
would be the greater, condemn himself out of his own mouth,
to lose his life for letting Benhadad escape (1 Kings 20:35-
43). Zedekiah, one of the 400, at the gate of Samaria where
the two kings sat in state, symbolically putting horns or
iron spikes on his head, foretold the transfer of Ephraim's
blessing (Deuteronomy 33:17) to Ahab; "with the horns of the
buffalo (or wild ox, reem) he shall push the people."...
Micaiah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
who is like to God?
Micaiah in Naves Topical Bible
-A prophet who reproved King Ahab
1Ki 22:8-28; 2Ch 18:4-27
Micaiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(who is like God?). Micahiah, 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. 1Ki 22:1-35;
2Ch 18:1 ...
Micaiah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
mi-ka'-ya, mi-ki'-a (mikhayahu, "who is like Yah?";
Meichaias): A frequently occurring Old Testament name
occasionally contracted to MICA or MICAH (which see). In the
King James Version it is usually spelled "Michaiah."
(1) The mother of Abijah (2 Ch 13:2, the King James Version
"Michaiah"). The parallel passage (1 Ki 15:2; compare 2 Ch
11:20) indicates that Michaiah here is a corruption of
MAACAH (which see) (so the Septuagint).
(2) The father of Achbor (2 Ki 22:12, the King James Version
See MICAH, (5).
(3) A prince of Judah sent by Jehoshaphat to teach in the
cities of Judah (2 Ch 17:7, the King James Version
(4) The son of Zaccur, a priestly processionist at the
derivation of the wall (Neh 12:35, the King James Version,
(5) A priestly processionist at the dedication of the wall
(Neh 12:41; wanting in the Septuagint (Septuagint)).
(6) The canonical prophet.
See MICAH, (7), and special article...
Micaiah in Wikipedia
Micaiah son of Imlah is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He is
not the same as the titular prophet of the Book of Micah,
also called "The Morasthite" to distinguish him from
Micaiah. Today Micaiah is a rare name and it is still
debated if it is unisex or for men only. Micaiah's prophecy.
Under duress, Micaiah gave a negative prophecy to Ahab
regarding his fate if Israel's army attacked Ramath Gilead.
The prophecy suggested Ahab would be killed in battle. As a
result of this prophecy, Ahab ordered Micaiah imprisoned (1
Kings 22:8 and 2 Chronicles 18:16). Perhaps concerned about
Micaiah's prophecy, Ahab disguised himself in battle rather
than lead his troops openly as their king. However, Ahab
died in battle true to Micaiah's prophecy, and contrary to
the word of 400 false prophets, all of whom encouraged Ahab
to attack with a prediction of victory.
The prophecy is probably the earliest example in the Hebrew
Bible of a representation of a heavenly throne room. It is
not clear whether the prophecy represents Micaiah's own
belief or a depiction of the beliefs of Ahab's prophets such
as Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah, who struck him after the
prophecy (1 Kings 22:24)
Micaiah Scripture - 1 Kings 22:13
And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto
him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets [declare]
good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee,
be like the word of one of them, and speak [that which is]
Micaiah Scripture - 1 Kings 22:25
And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when
thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
Micaiah Scripture - 1 Kings 22:8
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, [There is] yet
one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of
the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good
concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the
king say so.
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