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Encyclopedia > Micah (prophet)

Micah the titular prophet of the Book of Micah, also called "The Morasthite" He is not the same as another prophet , Micaiah son of Imlah. The Book of Micah is one of the books of the Neviim and of the Old Testament. ... Micah or Micha (מִיכָה, Standard Hebrew Miḫa, Tiberian Hebrew Mîḵāh) is the name of several people in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. ...


Micah prophesied throughout the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, roughly 735–700 BC. Micah was brought up to fear his Lord in a small hometown, and it was in this small village that God Almighty based His great plans for Micaiahu of Moresheth (likely Moresheth-Gath in the Philistine Plain). Even several millennia later, Micah’s prophetic words rebuke and inspire followers of El Shaddai. The prophet’s name, in its elongated form “Micaiahu,” is commonly translated “Who is like Yahweh?” or possibly, "He who is like Yahweh". And his pursuit of the ministry in response to this question continued the prophetic tradition of calling the people of God into a closer walk with Him. Micah or Micha (מִיכָה, Standard Hebrew Miḫa, Tiberian Hebrew Mîḵāh) is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). ... Jotham (Jehovah is perfect) is the name of two people of the Old Testament: 1. ... This entry incorporates text from Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation. ... Hezekiah (or Ezekias) (Hebrew: חזקיה or חזקיהו, God has strengthened) was the 13th king of indepedent Judah and the son of King Ahaz and Abijah (2 Chronicles 29:1), who was a daughter of a man (who was not the prophet) named Zechariah. ...

Micah grew up in the poorer, working class of his small farming community. The quality of his prophecy, however, has caused many scholars to believe that he received a good education and/or may have been one of the wealthier members of the community, a land owner. Still others consider him as an elder of the community, indicating his respect among his people. At any rate, because he grew up in such a community, he was well aware of the avarice and injustices of the rich.



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