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Micaiah

Meaning: Who is like Jehovah?

This faithful prophet of Samaria was the son of Imlah (Imla) (1 Kings 22:8-28).

3 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 false prophets approved of the expedition; but Jehoshaphat, still dissatisfied, asked if there was no other prophet besides the 400 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 first lied and then when urged to tell the truth, 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.