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MICHMASH ():

A town of Benjamin, east of Beth-aven (I Sam. xiii. 2 et passim; Neh. xi. 31). The form "Michmas" () occurs in Ezra ii. 27 and in Neh. vii. 31, according to which the name may mean "hidden." Michmash is particularly known as the scene of the war between the Philistines and Saul and Jonathan (I Sam. xiii.-xiv.; see Jonathan No. 2); and it is praised in the Mishnah for its excellent wheat (Men. viii. 1).

J. M. Sel.
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