Micah

Micah

Micah (play /ˈmkə/; Hebrew: מִיכָה, Modern Mikha Tiberian Mîḵā) is a given name.

Micah is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), and means "who is like God?". The name is sometimes found with theophoric extensions. Suffix theophory in Yah and in Yahweh results in Michaiah or Michaihu (Hebrew: מִיכָיְהוּ, Modern Mikhayhu Tiberian Mîḵā́yhû), meaning who is like Yahweh? [1] Suffix theophory in El results in Michael (Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל, Modern Mikha'el Tiberian Mîḵāʼēl), meaning who is like God?, or possibly one who is like God.

In Dutch, Micah is spelled Micha and the ch in the name is pronounced either [ʃ] or [x]; the first is more common in female names, the latter in male names. The name is not as common as Michael or Michiel.

Contents

People

Fiction

  • Micah, fictional character in the 1993 film Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
  • Micah, fictional character in the 2007 film Paranormal Activity
  • Micah Callahan, fictional character in the Anita Blake series of novels by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Micah Clarke, fictional character in the 1889 novel of the same name by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Micah Rains, fictional character in the Wonder Woman comics
  • Micah Sanders, fictional character in the television series Heroes
  • Marshal Micah Torrance, fictional character in the television series The Rifleman (1958–63)

Religion

  • Micah (prophet), eponymous prophet of the Book of Micah in the Old Testament
  • Michaiah, a prophet and the son of Imlah, who gave a negative prophesy to Ahab on his request[2]
  • A man of Mount Ephraim, appearing in the story of Micah's Idol
  • The son of Meribaal, still a child when his father was invited to David's house

See also

References

  1. ^ New Bible Dictionary, second edition. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL, USA.
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article

Sources


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