What does Micaiah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
מִיכָ֔יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 6
מִיכָ֖יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 3
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר to say 2
מִיכָֽיְהוּ son of Imlah and a prophet of Samaria who predicted the defeat and death of king Ahab of Israel. 2
מִיכָ֑יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 2
(מִיכָ֥יְהוּ) the 6th in order of the minor prophets; a native of Moresheth 1
מִיכָיָ֜ה the 6th in order of the minor prophets; a native of Moresheth 1
מִ֣יכָיָ֔ה the 6th in order of the minor prophets; a native of Moresheth 1
מִיכָיָ֧ה the 6th in order of the minor prophets; a native of Moresheth 1
מִיכָ֥יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1
מִיכָ֗יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1
מִיכָ֙יְהוּ֙ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1
מִיכָ֣יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1
לְמִיכָ֗יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1
מִכָ֨יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1
מִכָ֔יְהוּ an Ephraimite during the period of the judges. 1

Definitions Related to Micaiah

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   1 an Ephraimite during the period of the judges.
   2 son of Imlah and a prophet of Samaria who predicted the defeat and death of king Ahab of Israel.
   3 son of Gemariah in the time of Jeremiah.
   Additional Information: Micah or Micaiah or Michaiah = “who is like God”.
   

H559


   1 to say, speak, utter.
      1a (Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one’s heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend.
      1b (Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called.
      1c (Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly.
      1d (Hiphil) to avow, to avouch.
      

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   1 the 6th in order of the minor prophets; a native of Moresheth, he prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah, and was contemporary with the prophets Hosea, Amos, and Isaiah.
   2 father of Achbor, a man of high station in the reign of Josiah.
   3 one of the priests at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem.
   Additional Information: Micah or Michaiah = “who is like God”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Micaiah
Who is like Jehovah?, the son of Imlah, a faithful prophet of Samaria (1 Kings 22:8-28 ). Three years after the great battle with Ben-hadad (20:29-34), Ahab proposed to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, that they should go up against Ramoth-Gilead to do battle again with Ben-hadad. Jehoshaphat agreed, but suggested that inquiry should be first made "at the word of Jehovah." Ahab's prophets approved of the expedition; but Jehoshaphat, still dissatisfied, asked if there was no other prophet besides the four hundred that had appeared, and was informed of this Micaiah. He was sent for from prison, where he had been confined, probably on account of some prediction disagreeable to Ahab; and he condemned the expedition, and prophesied that it would end, as it did, in disaster. We hear nothing further of this prophet. Some have supposed that he was the unnamed prophet referred to in 1 Kings 20:35-42 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Micaiah
MICAIAH or MICHAIAH. Son of Imlah (1 Kings 22:8). Consulted by Ahab at Jehoshaphat's request when undertaking the joint expedition against Ramoth Gilead, which Benhadad had engaged to restore (1 Kings 20:34). The 400 prophets whom Ahab gathered together to "inquire the word of Jehovah" (1 Kings 22:5) were prophets of Jeroboam's symbolic calf worship of Jehovah not of Baal. (See JEROBOAM.) Jehoshaphat begged for some "prophet of Jehovah besides," unconnected with the calf symbolism forbidden by the second commandment. Ahab mentioned Micaiah, adding "I hate him, for he doth not prophesy good concerning me but evil" (compare 1 Kings 21:20; Jeremiah 36:28).
Ahab had Micaiah already in prison, as 1 Kings 22:26 implies, "carry him back ... prison." Josephus (Ant. 8:15, sec. 6) says that it was Micaiah who predicted ("in the word of Jehovah," Haggai 1:13) death by a lion to the neighbor who would not smite him, and who, disguised with ashes, under the parable of one letting go a prisoner entrusted to him made Ahab in his hour of triumph, when the mortification would be the greater, condemn himself out of his own mouth, to lose his life for letting Benhadad escape (1 Kings 20:35-43). Zedekiah, one of the 400, at the gate of Samaria where the two kings sat in state, symbolically putting horns or iron spikes on his head, foretold the transfer of Ephraim's blessing (Deuteronomy 33:17) to Ahab; "with the horns of the buffalo (or wild ox, reem ) he shall push the people."
So all the rest said, "go up and prosper." Micaiah, though prompted to imitate their prophecies of good, would say only what Jehovah said (Numbers 22:38). Ironically and in parody he repeated at first their parrot-like cry, "go and prosper," to show Ahab how easy such prophesying is if worldly interest were one's aim. Then, being adjured in Jehovah's name, Micaiah said "I saw all Israel scattered ... as sheep that have no shepherd (quoted by the Lord Jesus Himself, Matthew 9:36, as it is previously the basis of Ezekiel 34:5; Zechariah 10:2), and Jehovah said, these have no master (Ahab falling), let them return every man to his house." Instead of Moses' blessing on Ephraim awaiting Ahab, as Zedekiah had said, Moses' picture of what Israel would be at his death, "Jehovah's congregation as sheep having no shepherd," if no successor were appointed, would be realized (Numbers 27:17). Ahab, though he had asked Micaiah to speak the truth, attributed it when spoken to Micaiah's ill will.
Micaiah therefore revealed the source unseen of the 400 prophets' falsehood; Jehovah, seen in real vision on His throne amidst His hosts, asked, who shall persuade Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead? A lying spirit undertook to influence the 400 to Ahab's ruin (Zechariah 13:2; 1 John 4:6). The access of Satan to the heavenly court in Old Testament times appears here and Job 1:6; Job 2:1 (but compare Revelation 12:7-10 as to the New Testament times). God said to the lying spirit, "go forth and do so." It was no invention of fancy, but a supernatural agency under Satan, by God's overruling appointment, which in righteous retribution gives over to a lie those who love not the truth (Judges 9:23; Job 12:16; Ezekiel 14:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).
God does not will or tempt to evil (James 1:13); but, as Ahab would not heed the true prophet, gives him over to the false (Romans 1:24-28; Romans 9:17-23; Exodus 7:3; Exodus 7:13; Exodus 14:4; Exodus 14:17; Exodus 10:20; Exodus 10:27). The words "thou shalt persuade and prevail also" show that the human will was left free; God makes one stage in the sinner's downward course the sequel and punishment of the foregoing one; Ahab might have resisted the tempter. Zedekiah, conscious that he had not invented his lying prophecy, smote Micaiah on the cheek, asking "which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee? .... Thou shalt see in the day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide," namely, from the vengeance of those misled by thee to their defeat.
Ahab commanded, "take Micaiah back unto Amon ... in the prison, feed him with bread and water of affliction (in more severe imprisonment than before) until I come in peace." Micaiah replied: "if thou return at all in peace Jehovah hath not spoken by me; hearken, O nations, every one of you"; appealing not only to Israel but to the Gentile world, to which Ahab had conformed, and which may heed, since Israel will not, so as when the event should come to pass to discern the truth of Jehovah (Micah 1:2).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Micaiah
Son of Imla. When Ahab was joined by Jehoshaphat, and all Ahab's prophets foretold his success against Ramoth-gilead, Jehoshaphat asked if there was not yet another prophet of Jehovah of whom they could inquire. Then Micaiah was sent for, though Ahab said that he hated him, for he always prophesied evil unto him. At first Micaiah said, "Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand." The way in which this was said apparently convinced Ahab that it was spoken in irony, for he said, "How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the Lord?" Micaiah at once said that he saw all Israel scattered, having no shepherd. Jehovah said they had no master.
Then he relates that he had seen, probably in a vision, Jehovah sitting on His throne, and asking who would persuade Ahab to go to Ramoth-gilead and fall there. A spirit volunteered to accomplish it by being a lying spirit in the mouth of all Ahab's prophets. This had come to pass. Zedekiah, one of Ahab's prophets, struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?" Micaiah replied, "Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself." Ahab disguised himself, but was wounded by an arrow and died. Ahab's four hundred prophets, and Jehovah's one prophet are an instance of the conflict of spirits , which the Christian is now called upon to try. 1 Kings 22:8-28 ; 2 Chronicles 18:7-27 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Micaiah
(mi cay' uh) Personal name meaning, “Who is like Yahweh?” 1. Son of Imlah and prophet of Yahweh who predicted the death of Ahab and the scattering of Israel's forces at Ramoth-Gilead (1 Kings 22:7-28 ). Having witnessed Yahweh's heavenly council, Micaiah was certain Ahab's 400 prophets were possessed by a lying spirit. When accused and imprisoned on a charge of false prophesy, Micaiah replied, “If you return in peace, the LORD has not spoken by me” (1 Kings 22:28 NRSV). 2. Form of Michaiah modern translations prefer.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Micaiah
Micaiah (mî-kâ'yah). The son of Imlah. A faithful prophet who predicted in vain to Ahab the fatal termination of his expedition against Ramoth-gilead. 1 Kings 22:8-28; 2 Chronicles 18:7-27. He delivered his warning in the form of a remarkable vision, in which the weighty lesson is conveyed that God blinds judicially those who have shut their eyes and ears to his monitions, letting them be deceived by lying spirits.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Micah, Micaiah
MICAH, MICAIAH (‘Who is like Jahweh?’). This name, which occurs at least twelve times in the OT, and is a woman’s name as well as a man’s, is spelt in three different ways; the full name is Micajahu , a partially shortened form is Micaiah , while a still shorter form is Micah . The more important of those who bore this name are the following: 1. Micah , a dweller in the hill-country of Ephraim; he stole from his mother eleven hundred pieces of silver, which, however, he returned on hearing the curse which his mother pronounced against the thief. With part of the returned silver his mother causes an image to be made, which Micah sets up in his house; he then consecrates one of his sons a priest. But a Levite, named Jonathan, comes to the house of Micah while journeying; Micah induces him to be his priest instead of the son whom he had first consecrated. During this time the Danites send out five men to search for a suitable locality wherein to settle down; these five men come to the house of Micah, and while staying there they recognize the Levite. On their return they report that they have found a place for their tribe to dwell in. The whole ‘family’ of the Danites then set out, and come to take possession of the district they intend to make their home. On their coming into the neighbourhood of Micah’s dwelling-place, the five men who had already been there come and persuade Micah’s Levite to join them, and to bring with him Micah’s ephod, teraphim, and graven image. Micah follows after them; but protests in vain, for he is warned that if he attempts to regain his priest and lost treasures by force he will lose his goods and his life; he therefore returns home without them ( Judges 17:1-13 ; Judges 18:1-31 ). This very interesting narrative has undoubtedly a basis in fact: it records though later editors have somewhat altered its original form how the sanctuary in Dan first came to be established (see esp. Judges 18:29-31 ).
2 . Micaiah, the son of Imlah ; a prophet of Jahweh who is called by Ahab, at the request of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, to prophesy concerning the result of a projected expedition against the Syrians. In reply to Abah’s inquiry Micaiah first prophesies smoothly; but Abah bids him speak nothing but the truth; thereupon he foretells the disaster that is to befall the allied armies of Israel and Judah if they go up to Ramoth-gilead to battle. The parable which the prophet then utters is a terrible indictment against the ‘lying prophets’ of Israel; the blow which one of them thereupon gives him is answered by a further prophecy, this time directed against the false prophet who gave the blow. Micaiah is then commanded to be imprisoned until the king returns in peace; but, undaunted, the prophet replies,’ If thou return at all in peace, Jahweh hath not spoken by me.’ The sequel showed Micaiah to have prophesied truly ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 ). 3. Micah , the son of Mephibosheth ( 1 Chronicles 8:34 f., 1 Chronicles 9:40 f. [1]). 4. Micaiah , one of the teachers sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the commandments of Jahweh in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 ). 5. Micaiah , the son of Gemariah, and a contemporary of Jeremiah, who heard Baruch reading out the prophecies of Jeremiah, and then spoke of them to the princes who were assembled in the scribe’s chamber ( Jeremiah 36:9-13 ), perhaps identical with the Micaiah of 2 Kings 22:12 and the Micah of 2 Chronicles 34:20 . 2 Chronicles 34:6 . One of the priests who took part in the dedication of the wall ( Nehemiah 12:41 ). Other less important bearers of the name are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 5:5 ; 1 Chronicles 23:20 (cf. 24:24f.), 2 Chronicles 13:2 (see Maacah, 4), Nehemiah 10:11 ; Nehemiah 12:35 [2] Nehemiah 12:41 , Jdt 6:15 . For the prophet Micah see the following article.
W. O. E. Oesterley.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Micaiah
MICAIAH. See Micah.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Micaiah
Who is like to God?
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Micaiah
The son of Imlah, whom Ahab hated, (1 Kings 22:8) His name is the same in derivation as the former. We meet with another Micaiah or Michaiah, son of Gemariah, in the days of Jeremiah. (See Jeremiah 36:11, etc.)
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Micaiah
1. A faithful and fearless prophet, consulted by King Ahab at the demand of Jehoshaphat as to the issue of their proposed campaign against the Syrians. He was imprisoned to abide the event, which coincided with his predictions and probably secured his release, 1 Kings 22:8-38 . Ahab's conduct in this matter displays the amazing folly of sins against light.
2. A prince of Judah, who seconded the efforts of Jehoshaphat to instruct and reform the people of Judah, 2 Kings 17:7-9 .

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Imla - Father of the prophet Micaiah (1 Kings 22:8 ). See Micaiah
Micaiah - Micaiah
Micha - Same as Micaiah
Imla - Replenisher, the father of Micaiah the prophet (2 Chronicles 18:7,8 )
Imla, Imlah - Father of Micaiah, the prophet
Zedekiah - His prophecy conflicted with that of Micaiah, who predicted defeat. When Micaiah stated that God had put a lying spirit in the mouths of Zedekiah and his band of prophets, Zedekiah struck Micaiah on the cheek. Micaiah forecast that Zedekiah would feel the brunt of God's Spirit, but the text does not tell what became of the false prophet. See Micaiah ; Prophet, False
Micaiah - Then Micaiah was sent for, though Ahab said that he hated him, for he always prophesied evil unto him. At first Micaiah said, "Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand. " The way in which this was said apparently convinced Ahab that it was spoken in irony, for he said, "How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the Lord?" Micaiah at once said that he saw all Israel scattered, having no shepherd. Zedekiah, one of Ahab's prophets, struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?" Micaiah replied, "Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself
Micaiah - Having witnessed Yahweh's heavenly council, Micaiah was certain Ahab's 400 prophets were possessed by a lying spirit. When accused and imprisoned on a charge of false prophesy, Micaiah replied, “If you return in peace, the LORD has not spoken by me” (1 Kings 22:28 NRSV)
Imla - The father of Micaiah, a prophet of J″ im'la - (whom God will fill up ), father or progenitor of Micaiah the prophet
Micah - (mi' cuh) Abbreviated form of the personal name Micaiah, meaning, “Who is like Yahweh?”. Father of Abdon, a contemporary of Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:20 ); at 2 Kings 22:12 , the form Micaiah is used
Michah - (mi' kuh) Abbreviated form of the personal name Micaiah, KJV used for the leader of a family of Levites in David's time (1 Chronicles 23:20 ; 1 Chronicles 24:24-25 )
Micaiah - We meet with another Micaiah or Michaiah, son of Gemariah, in the days of Jeremiah
Micaiah - MICAIAH or MICHAIAH. Ahab mentioned Micaiah, adding "I hate him, for he doth not prophesy good concerning me but evil" (compare 1 Kings 21:20; Jeremiah 36:28). ...
Ahab had Micaiah already in prison, as 1 Kings 22:26 implies, "carry him back . 6) says that it was Micaiah who predicted ("in the word of Jehovah," Haggai 1:13) death by a lion to the neighbor who would not smite him, and who, disguised with ashes, under the parable of one letting go a prisoner entrusted to him made Ahab in his hour of triumph, when the mortification would be the greater, condemn himself out of his own mouth, to lose his life for letting Benhadad escape (1 Kings 20:35-43). " Micaiah, though prompted to imitate their prophecies of good, would say only what Jehovah said (Numbers 22:38). Then, being adjured in Jehovah's name, Micaiah said "I saw all Israel scattered . Ahab, though he had asked Micaiah to speak the truth, attributed it when spoken to Micaiah's ill will. ...
Micaiah therefore revealed the source unseen of the 400 prophets' falsehood; Jehovah, seen in real vision on His throne amidst His hosts, asked, who shall persuade Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead? A lying spirit undertook to influence the 400 to Ahab's ruin (Zechariah 13:2; 1 John 4:6). Zedekiah, conscious that he had not invented his lying prophecy, smote Micaiah on the cheek, asking "which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee? . ...
Ahab commanded, "take Micaiah back unto Amon . " Micaiah replied: "if thou return at all in peace Jehovah hath not spoken by me; hearken, O nations, every one of you"; appealing not only to Israel but to the Gentile world, to which Ahab had conformed, and which may heed, since Israel will not, so as when the event should come to pass to discern the truth of Jehovah (Micah 1:2)
Micah, Micaiah - MICAH, Micaiah (‘Who is like Jahweh?’). This name, which occurs at least twelve times in the OT, and is a woman’s name as well as a man’s, is spelt in three different ways; the full name is Micajahu , a partially shortened form is Micaiah , while a still shorter form is Micah . Micaiah, the son of Imlah ; a prophet of Jahweh who is called by Ahab, at the request of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, to prophesy concerning the result of a projected expedition against the Syrians. In reply to Abah’s inquiry Micaiah first prophesies smoothly; but Abah bids him speak nothing but the truth; thereupon he foretells the disaster that is to befall the allied armies of Israel and Judah if they go up to Ramoth-gilead to battle. Micaiah is then commanded to be imprisoned until the king returns in peace; but, undaunted, the prophet replies,’ If thou return at all in peace, Jahweh hath not spoken by me. ’ The sequel showed Micaiah to have prophesied truly ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 ). Micaiah , one of the teachers sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the commandments of Jahweh in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 ). Micaiah , the son of Gemariah, and a contemporary of Jeremiah, who heard Baruch reading out the prophecies of Jeremiah, and then spoke of them to the princes who were assembled in the scribe’s chamber ( Jeremiah 36:9-13 ), perhaps identical with the Micaiah of 2 Kings 22:12 and the Micah of 2 Chronicles 34:20
Achbor - A courtier under Josiah, son of Micaiah ( 2 Kings 22:12 ; 2 Kings 22:14 ), and father of Elnathan ( Jeremiah 26:22 om
Micha - Nehemiah 12:35 uses the longer form Micaiah
Micah - A shortened form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah?
A man of Mount Ephraim, whose history so far is introduced in Judges 17 , apparently for the purpose of leading to an account of the settlement of the tribe of Dan in Northern Palestine, and for the purpose also of illustrating the lawlessness of the times in which he lived (Judges 18 ; 19:1-29 ; 21:25 ). ...
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"The Morasthite," so called to distinguish him from Micaiah, the son of Imlah (1 Kings 22:8 )
Micah - ...
Another prophet had a variation of the same name, Micaiah. Whereas the other court prophets said only those things that pleased Ahab, Micaiah spoke the truth, whether Ahab liked it or not (1 Kings 22:5-9). The outcome proved (as Micaiah had asserted) that he spoke the truth and that the other prophets were liars (1 Kings 22:13-36)
Micaiah - Micaiah (mî-kâ'yah)
Michaiah - (mihk i' uh) KJV form of Micaiah, a personal name meaning, “Who is like Yah?” 1
Adjuration - A solemn charge by one in authority to another to speak the truth under the obligation of an oath, as when Ahab adjured Micaiah, 1 Kings 22:16 , and when the high priest adjured our Lord
Ahab - After three years of peace, for some cause Ahab renewed war (1Kings 22:3) with Ben-hadad by assaulting the city of Ramoth-gilead, although the prophet Micaiah warned him that he would not succeed, and that the 400 false prophets who encouraged him were only leading him to his ruin. Micaiah was imprisoned for thus venturing to dissuade Ahab from his purpose
mi'Cah - (who is like God? ), the same name as Micaiah. [1]
An Israelite whose familiar story is preserved in the 17th and 18th chapters of Judges
Amon - Governor of Samaria when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, who followed orders from the king of Israel and put the prophet Micaiah in prison (1 Kings 22:26 )
Micaiah - " Ahab's prophets approved of the expedition; but Jehoshaphat, still dissatisfied, asked if there was no other prophet besides the four hundred that had appeared, and was informed of this Micaiah
Maachah - Absalom's granddaughter, wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijam (1 Kings 15:1); called Micaiah or Maacah; daughter of Uriel and Tamar, Absalom's daughter (2 Chronicles 13:2)
Shaphan - His family for two following generations played a worthy part as servants of Jehovah, and friends of the prophet Jeremiah: the Ahikam of 2 Kings 22:12-14 (= 2 Chronicles 34:20-22 ) and Jeremiah 26:24 , the Gemariah of Jeremiah 36:12 ; Jeremiah 36:25 , and Elasah ( Jeremiah 29:3 ) were Shaphan’s sons; the Micaiah of Jeremiah 36:11-12 , and Gedaliah (wh
Zedekiah - He arrogantly smote Micaiah in the face and asked, "Which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?" Micaiah told him his question would be answered when he went into an inner chamber to hide himself
Adjuration - And Ahab adjured Micaiah to tell the truth, which elicited from him the real result of the approaching battle, after a previous ironical reply
Micah, Book of - It has been noticed as remarkable that this book commences with the last words of another prophet, "Micaiah the son of Imlah" (1 Kings 22:28 ): "Hearken, O people, every one of you
Jehoshaphat - See Athaliah ; Israel ; Chronology of Biblical Period; Micaiah
Council, Heavenly - Micaiah saw the Lord sitting on His throne with “all the host of heaven” standing by to serve Him (1 Kings 22:19 )
Abijah - gives as Micaiah , daughter of Uriel of Gibeah, while 1Kings
Adjure - Ahab to Micaiah, 1 Kings 22:16) And still higher than both, when Christ was adjured by the high priest
Maacah - ), ‘granddaughter’ may be intended, as Ahsalom had but one daughter, Tamar , who may have married Uriel of Gibeah ( 2 Chronicles 13:2 , where the name is given as Micaiah ; cf
Evil Spirits - Similarly Micaiah speaks of ‘a lying spirit’ from God ( 1 Kings 22:21-23 , 2 Chronicles 18:20-23 ). Micaiah evidently considered Zedekiah as used by God in order to entice Ahab to his merited doom
Zedekiah - (See Micaiah, son of Imlah). 8:15, section 3) that Zedekiah denounced Micaiah as contradicting Elijah, who foretold that dogs should lick up Ahab's blood in the vineyard of Naboth of Jezreel; and defied Micaiah to wither the hand with which he smote his cheek, as the prophet from Judah had done to Jeroboam. One of the princes assembled in the scribes' chamber when Micaiah announced that Baruch had read Jeremiah's words to the people (Jeremiah 36:12)
Joash - In 1 Kings 22:26 , a son of Ahab, the king of Israel, and one of those to whom Micaiah the prophet was handed over
Zedekiah - A false prophet, exposed by Micaiah when urging Ahab to fight with the Syrians, 1 Kings 22:11-37
Joash or Jehoash - ...
An officer, appointed as keeper of the prophet Micaiah, during Ahab's disastrous war with Syria, 1 Kings 22:26 2 Chronicles 18:1-34
Ahab - After this Ahab made another attack upon Syria, and his 400 prophets foretold that he would be successful; and he, though warned of his danger by the prophet Micaiah, went into battle accompanied by Jehoshaphat king of Judah, his ally
a'Hab - Being told by the prophet Micaiah that he would fall, he disguised himself, but was slain by "a certain man who drew a bow at a venture
Demoniacs - "Now therefore," said Micaiah, "behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee
Jehoshaphat - Only the prophet Micaiah told the truth (namely, that Israel would be defeated), but Ahab ignored his advice, went to war and was killed (1 Kings 22:5-36)
Host of Heaven - ...
Another concept of the “host of heaven” is presented in passages similar to 1 Kings 22:19 , in which the prophet Micaiah stated that he saw the Lord sitting on his throne “ and all the host of heaven standing by him
Throne - ” Micaiah said in the presence of Ahab and Jehoshaphat: “Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left” (1 Kings 22:19)
Ahab - The prophet Micaiah, by contrast, had consistently told Ahab the truth
Foreknowledge - Micaiah accurately predicted that Ahab would die in an upcoming battle (1 Kings 22:17 )
Zedeki'ah - When Micaiah the prophet of the Lord appeared and had delivered his prophecy, Zedekiah sprang forward and struck him a blow on the face, accompanying it by a taunting sneer
Host - Sometimes this phrase refers to the “host of heaven,” or the angels: “And [2] said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven [3] standing by him on his right hand and on his left” (1 Kings 22:19). 4:2-3: “Take the sum of the sons of Kohath … from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter [2]2, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict” [2]6
Oracle - Micaiah, the son of Imlah, a prophet of the Lord, says (1 Kings 22:20 , &c
Micah, Book of - See Micah ; Micaiah ; Michaiah ; Micha
Prophet - Thus Micaiah foretells the death of Ahab (1 Kings 22), and Jeremiah the death of Hananiah (Jeremiah 28:16). It may have been insight into character that enabled Micaiah to predict the coming cowardice of Zedekiah (1 Kings 22:25), and it certainly seems to have been this that gave Elisha power to read the future of Hazael (2 Kings 8:12)
Economic Life - 1 Kings 22:10 (NAS, NIV) portrays Kings Ahab and Jehoshaphat sitting enthroned before the gates of Samaria on a threshing floor as they judge the statements of the prophet Micaiah
War, Holy War - Micaiah refused to be swayed by the unanimous clamor of the war prophets (1 Kings 22 )
Angels (2) - We have then, doubtless, a very primitive conception of angels in the words of Micaiah to Ahab, in 1 Kings 22:19 ‘I saw Jahweh sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him, on his right hand and on his left
Preaching - Shemaiah preached to Rehoboam, the princes, and all the people at Jerusalem, 2 Chronicles 12:5 ; Azariah and Hanani preached to Asa and his army, 2 Chronicles 15:1 ; 2 Chronicles 16:7 ; Micaiah, to Ahab
Holy Spirit - By the time of the divided kingdom, the Spirit is beginning to inspire and empower prophets, guiding individuals to specific places where they proclaim messages of salvation or judgment from God to appointed audiences (Elijah 1 Kings 18:12 ; 2 Kings 2:16 ; Micaiah 1 Kings 22:24 ; Azariah 2 Chronicles 15:1 ; Jahaziel 2 Chronicles 20:14 ; Zechariah son of Jehoiada 2 Chronicles 24:20 )
Preaching - Micaiah to Ahab
Elijah - 1 Kings 20:35-36; again, Micaiah, 1 Kings 22
Persecution - We should traverse the Semitic world in vain for an attitude like that of Micaiah-ben-Imlah-‘what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak’ (1 Kings 22:14)-when the king had given peremptory orders that he should fall in with his fellow-prophets. The latter received their reward in royal bounties, but Micaiah’s message secured for him the bread-and-water diet of the jail (1 Kings 22:27)