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Michtam

Michtam [N] [H] [S]

writing; i.e., a poem or song found in the titles of Psalms 16 ; 5660 -60. Some translate the word "golden", i.e., precious. It is rendered in the LXX. by a word meaning "tablet inscription" or a "stelograph." The root of the word means to stamp or grave, and hence it is regarded as denoting a composition so precious as to be worthy to be engraven on a durable tablet for preservation; or, as others render, "a psalm precious as stamped gold," from the word kethem , "fine or stamped gold."

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Michtam". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Michtam [N] [E] [S]

golden psalm
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Michtam'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Michtam [N] [E] [H]

(golden psalm ). This word occurs in the titles of six psalms (16,56-60), all of which are ascribed to David. The marginal reading of our Authorized Version is "a golden psalm," while in the Geneva version it is described as "a certain tune." From the position which it occupies in the title we may infer that michtam is a term applied to these psalms to denote their musical character, but beyond this everything is obscure.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Michtam'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MICHTAM

mik'-tam.

See PSALMS.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MICHTAM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.