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  • Male and Female Gender
  • Biblical use
  • Scripts מִיכָיְהוּ (Old Hebrew)
  • Pronounced mie-KAY-ə (English) mi-KIE-ə (English)

Meaning and History

It means “who is like YAHWEH” in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament and belongs to both men and women. Other languages and cultures Micha (biblical Greek) Mikhah, Mikhayhu (biblical Hebrew) Micha (biblical Latin) Micha (Dutch) Micah (English) Micha (German). It is a biblical name that means “who is like God” in Hebrew and is also a variation of Michael.

A man from Mount Ephraim, whose story so far is presented in Judges. 17, apparently for the purpose of keeping an account of the settlement of the tribe of Dan in northern Palestine, and also for the purpose of illustrating the anarchy of the times in which he lived. The son of Merib-baal (Mephibosheth), 1 Chronicles 8:34 1 Chronicles 8:35

The first in the rank of the priests of the Coatite family (1 Chronicles 23:20). A descendant of Joel the Reubenite (1 Chronicles 5:5). “The Morastite”, named to distinguish him from Micaiah, the son of Imlah (1 Kings 22: 8). He was a prophet of Judah, contemporary of Isaiah (Micah 1: 1), native of Moresheth of Gath (Micah 1:14 Micah 1:15). There is not enough information about the conditions of his life.

The Sixth in Order of Minor Prophets

He is called Morasthite, that is, native of Moresheth, a small town near Eleutheropolis to the east, where previously the tomb of the prophets was shown, although in Jerome’s day it had been succeeded by a church. 

Micah exercised the prophetic office during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, thus giving an upper limit of 59 years, B.C. 756-697, from the accession of Jotham to the death of Hezekiah, and a lower limit of 16 years, B.C. 742-726, from the death of Jotham to the accession of Hezekiah. 

He coincided in time in Judah, with Isaiah, and with Hosea and Amos during the period of his functions in Israel. A Levite of Kohath, the eldest son of Uzziel, brother of Amram. (1 Chronicles 23:30). Abdon’s father, a man of high position in the reign of Josiah. (2 Chronicles 34:20).

Micaiah, 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, before Christ. 897.

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