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A shortened form of the name Micaiah (Heb., “who is like Yah[weh]?”). 1 The prophet Micah of Moresheth, a town some twenty-five miles southwest of Jerusalem, to whom the book of Micah is attributed. In addition to the information in (Mic 1:1, Jer 26:18) reports that Micah came to Jerusalem in the time of Hezekiah, that is, during the last decade or so of the eighth century BCE, and announced the destruction of the city (Mic 3:12). 2 A man in the hill country of Ephraim, a central but mainly passive figure in the story of the migration of the tribe of Dan (Judg 17-18). He established a shrine with a graven image, made an ephod and teraphim, and hired a Levite as priest at the shrine. When the tribe of Dan entered into the area, they stole Micah’s “idol of cast metal, the ephod, and the teraphim” (Judg 18:17) and took the Levite with them to their new territory in the north. 3 One of the descendants of Reuben (1Chr 5:5). 4 The son of Meribbaal who was the son of Jonathan (1Chr 8:34-35; 1Chr 9:40), the same as Mica the son of Mephibosheth in (2Sam 9:12). 5 A Levite in the time of David, one of the sons of Uzziel (1Chr 23:20; 1Chr 24:24-25). 6 The father of Abdon in the time of Josiah (2Chr 34:20), named Michiah in (2Kgs 22:12).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.