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Micah

(mī`kə), in the Bible. 1 Prophet, author of the book of MicahMicah
, 6th of the books of the Minor Prophets of the Bible, containing the oracles of the prophet Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah whose career spanned the period c.750–c.700 B.C.
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. 2 Levite. It is also spelled Michah. 3 Ephraimite whose sacred belongings were taken from him. 4 Son of Mephibosheth. It is also spelled Micha. 5 Same as MichaiahMichaiah
, in the Bible. 1 Father of Abdon (2.) It also appears as Micah. 2 Same as Maachah (3.) 3 Prince sent by Jehoshaphat to teach in Judah. 4 Son of Gemariah who read Jeremiah's prophecies to the princes.
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 (1.) 6 Same as MichaiahMichaiah
, in the Bible. 1 Father of Abdon (2.) It also appears as Micah. 2 Same as Maachah (3.) 3 Prince sent by Jehoshaphat to teach in Judah. 4 Son of Gemariah who read Jeremiah's prophecies to the princes.
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 (2.) 7 Reubenite.

Micah

(mī`kə), 6th of the books of the Minor Prophets of the Bible, containing the oracles of the prophet Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah whose career spanned the period c.750–c.700 B.C. The prophecy can be divided into three sections: the doom of Israel and Judah, who are to be punished for hypocritical worship, social injustice, and personal immorality; ultimate redemption; a recapitulation in different form of the same themes. The book includes a famous Messianic passage, alluded to in the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. John. Micah's prophecy of the fall of Jerusalem was recalled over a century later. In Micah, the people of Judah are taught that they have not discharged their obligation to God if they have engaged in cultic activity but neglected the poor and needy. Some oracles have been subsequently added to the original collection after the event.

Bibliography

See studies by J. L. Mays (1976), R. Smith (1984), D. R. Hillers (1984), and J. Limburg (1988). See also bibliography under Old TestamentOld Testament,
Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, which serves as the first division of the Christian Bible (see New Testament). The designations "Old" and "New" seem to have been adopted after c.A.D.
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Micah

Old Testament
1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 8th century bc
2. the book containing his prophecies