Micah [N] [E] [H]
(who is like God? ), the same name as Micaiah. [MICAIAH]
- 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, ( Judges 17:5 ) and then in the person of a Levite not of the priestly line. ver. ( Judges 17:12 ) A body of 600 Danites break in upon and steal his idols from him.
- 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 prophets 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.
- A descendant of Joel the Reubenite. ( 1 Chronicles 5:5 )
- The son of Meribbaal or Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan. ( 1 Chronicles 8:34 1 Chronicles 8:35 ; 1 Chronicles 9:40 1 Chronicles 9:41 )
- A Kohathite levite, the eldest son of Uzziel the brother of Amram. ( 1 Chronicles 23:30 )
- The father of Abdon, a man of high station in the reign of Josiah. ( 2 Chronicles 34:20 )
[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 InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Micah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.