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737 BC - 696 BC

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According to the Hebrew Bible, Micah (Hebrew: מִיכָה הַמֹּרַשְׁתִּי Mīḵā hamMōraštī "Micah the Morashtite") was a prophet in Judaism and is the author of the Book of Micah. He is considered one of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible and was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos and Hosea. Micah was from Moresheth-Gath, in southwest Judah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Micah has received more than 410,409 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Micah is the 373rd most popular religious figure (up from 459th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 67th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Micah is most famous for his prophecy of the coming of the Messiah. He predicted that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and would be a descendent of King David.

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Among religious figures, Micah ranks 373 out of 2,238Before him are Faustina Kowalska, Al-Mansur, Pope Honorius II, Gregory the Illuminator, Pope Anastasius III, and Pope John IX. After him are Hannah, Saint Timothy, Pope Sixtus III, Pope Leo II, Thecla, and Pope Adrian III.

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Among people born in 737 BC, Micah ranks 1 Among people deceased in 696 BC, Micah ranks 1

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Among people born in Israel, Micah ranks 53 out of 430Before him are Judas Maccabeus (-200), Amos Oz (1939), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), Herodias (-100), and Amin al-Husseini (1895). After him are Dinah (-1700), Joel (-1), Nehemiah (-490), Zedekiah (-617), Manasseh of Judah (-800), and Amalric of Jerusalem (1136).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Micah ranks 29Before him are Simon the Zealot (1), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Judas Maccabeus (-200), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), and Barabbas (1). After him are Joel (-1), Nehemiah (-490), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Annas (-22), Simeon (null), and Rabbi Akiva (50).