Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
MORESHETH-GATH . Micah 1:14 only. It was probably the birth-place of the prophet Micah ( Micah 1:1 , Jeremiah 26:18 ), and must have been in the ShephÃ§lah. The Onomasticon locates it east of, and near to, Eleutheropolis.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Possession of the wine-press, the birthplace of the prophet (Micah 1:14 ), who is called the "Morasthite" (Jeremiah 26:18 ). This place was probably a suburb of Gath.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("possession of Gath"), named by Micah alone (Micah 1:14), himself a Morasthite, i.e. of Moresheth. In the shephelah or "rolling low hills" of Judah. "Thou (Jerusalem) shalt give presents to Moresheth," begging for its help; but Maurer," thou shalt give a writing of renunciation (renouncing all claim) to Moresheth." "Gath" appended implies Moresherh for a time had fallen under the power of the neighboring Philistines of Gath. Ewald, "thou shalt give compensation to Moresheth itself only the possession of another city." Gath also means a "winepress"; Moresbeth may be named Gath from the many winepresses around.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(moh' rih sshehth-gath) Place name meaning, “inheritance of Gath.” Home of the prophet Micah (Micah 1:1 ). The prophet pictured his home as a bride receiving a going away gift from Jerusalem, her father, a warning of exile for Jerusalem's leaders and thus separation from their neighbors (Micah 1:14 ). The city was apparently located near Philistine Gath and is usually identified with tell ej-Judeideh about twenty-two miles southwest of Jerusalem and nine miles east of Gath. Recently, this identification has been questioned. This may be the Gath Rehoboam fortified (2 Chronicles 11:8 ). It may be Muchrashti of the Amarna letters.
- of Moresheth
. "Thou (Jerusalem) shalt give presents to Moresheth
," begging for its help; but Maurer," thou shalt give a writing of renunciation (renouncing all claim) to Moresheth
. Ewald, "thou shalt give compensation to Moresheth
itself only the possession of another city
- (moh rass' thite) Resident of Moresheth
(Jeremiah 26:18 ; Micah 1:1 )
- The name signifies 'a man of Moresheth
- ( Micah 1:14 ) The prophet was himself a native of a place called Moresheth
- A gentilic adjective used to designate the prophet Micah ( Micah 1:1 , Jeremiah 26:18 ), probably derived from Moresheth
- He was a prophet of Judah, a contemporary of Isaiah (Micah 1:1 ), a native of Moresheth
of Gath (1:14,15)
- Debate rages concerning Libnah's location: tell es-Safi at the head of the Elah Valley appears too far north; tell Bornat just west of Lachish; tell el-Judeideh, usually identified as Moresheth
- He is called the Morasthite, that is, a native of Moresheth
, a small village near Eleutheropolis to the east, where formerly the prophet's tomb was shown, though in the days of Jerome it had been succeeded by a church
- of Moresheth
, or Moresheth
Gath (near Gath in S
- Usually the name was used with another name which helped distinguish one site from another, such as, Gath-Hepher, Gath-Rimmon and Moresheth
Micah, Book of
- He came from Maresheth (NIV) which probably should be identified with Moresheth
Israel, History of
Micah of Moresheth
(724-701) was the other eighth-century prophet in Judah