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M. Seligsohn,

Diplomé of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France; now New York City.

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MICAH – 1. Prophet; author of the sixth book in the collection known as "The Twelve Minor Prophets" (Mic. i. 1). The name of the prophet appears to be a shortened form of , "Micaiah" (= "Who is like Yhwh?"), and is so written in Jer....
MICAH – 1. Prophet; author of the sixth book in the collection known as "The Twelve Minor Prophets" (Mic. i. 1). The name of the prophet appears to be a shortened form of , "Micaiah" (= "Who is like Yhwh?"), and is so written in Jer....
MICAH, BOOK OF – Biblical Data: The sixth book in the collection known as "The Twelve Minor Prophets"; it is ascribed to Micah the Morasthite (see Micah No. 1). It consists of seven chapters, the contents of which are as follows: Ch. i.: The...
MICHA – 1. Son of Mephibosheth (see Micah No. 3). 2. One of the Levites who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 11).E. G. H. M. Sel.
MICHAEL – Israel's Advocate. One of the archangels one of the chief princes"; Dan. x. 13), who is also represented as the tutelary prince of Israel (ib. x. 21, xii. 1). The signification of the name (= "Who islike El"?) was recognized by...
MICHAEL BEN MOSES COHEN – Palestinian rabbi and liturgist; lived at Jerusalem in the seventeenth century. He wrote "Moreh Ẓedeḳ" (Salonica, 1655), an index to the laws contained in the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ, showing where they may be found in...
MICHAEL BEN SHABBETHAI – Rabbi of Rome in the sixteenth century. In a decision of 1539 his signature reads "Michael b. Shabbethai ," the last word being the name of a place in Africa whence probably Michael's ancestors originated, and becoming when...
MICHAEL BEN SHABBETHAI COHEN BALBO – Greek scholar, Hebrew poet, and preacher; born March 27, 1411. A manuscript preserved in the Vatican (No. 305) contains several works of his, namely: a poem composed in 1453 on the occasion of the capture of Constantinople by...
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...
MIDIAN AND MIDIANITES – Geographical Position. Midian was the son of Abraham and Keturah. His five sons, Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah (R. V. "Abida"), and Eldaah, were the progenitors of the Midianites (Gen. xxv. 1-4; I Chron. i. 32-33). The term...
MIDWIFE – Biblical Data: Midwives are referred to in the Bible as having been employed among the Hebrews at an early period; thus Rachel and Tamar were assisted by midwives (Gen. xxxv. 17, xxxviii. 28). They were called in, however, only...
MIDWIFE – Biblical Data: Midwives are referred to in the Bible as having been employed among the Hebrews at an early period; thus Rachel and Tamar were assisted by midwives (Gen. xxxv. 17, xxxviii. 28). They were called in, however, only...
MILCAH – 1. Daughter of Haran, and wife of her uncle Nahor (Gen. xi. 29). She bore eight sons, the youngest of whom was Bethuel, father of Rebekah (ib. xxii. 21-23). Ibn Ezra commentary on Gen. xi. 29) thinks that Haran, Milcah's father,...
MILHAU, JOSEPH BEN MOSES – French scholar and liturgical poet; lived at Carpentras in the second half of the eighteenth century. He was the author of a work entitled "Oẓerot Yosef" (Leghorn, 1783), a commentary on Rashi's and Elijah Mizraḥi's commentaries...
MILHAU, MOSES BEN MICHAEL – French scholar and poet; lived at Carpentras in the second half of the eighteenth century. Moses Milhau seems to have been the father of Joseph b. Moses Milhau, as may be concluded from the genealogy given by the latter in his...
MINZ – Family of rabbis and scholars, deriving its name from the town of Mayence and founded in the fifteenth century. The family tree is as follows: Judah b. Eliezer ha-Levi Minz (Minzi), the progenitor of the most prominent branch of...
MINZ – Family of rabbis and scholars, deriving its name from the town of Mayence and founded in the fifteenth century. The family tree is as follows: Judah b. Eliezer ha-Levi Minz (Minzi), the progenitor of the most prominent branch of...
MIPHKAD – Name of a gate mentioned in connection with the repair of the wall of Jerusalem by Nehemiah (Neh. iii. 31). It seems that this gate was not in the wall of Jerusalem, but that the part of the wall facing it was to the east,...
MIRKES, SOLOMON ZALMAN BEN JUDAH LÖB – Lithuanian Talmudist of the eighteenth century; a native of Mir, government of Minsk. He published at Königsberg in 1769 his "Derush," a funeral oration on the death of R. Abraham, chief rabbi of Frankfort-on-the-Main. In 1771...
MIZPAH – Name of several places in Palestine. It is derived from (= "to look"), on account of which it is translated in certain instances by the Septuagint σκοπιά and ὅρασις, and by the Targumim (Gen. xxxi. 49). Except in Hosea v. 1,...
MIZRAḤI – Family living in the Orient, to which belong some well-known rabbinical authors. There are two main branches: one in Constantinople, and the other in Jerusalem. The name "Mizraḥi" signifies "an Oriental," and is used as a...
MIZRAḤI – Family living in the Orient, to which belong some well-known rabbinical authors. There are two main branches: one in Constantinople, and the other in Jerusalem. The name "Mizraḥi" signifies "an Oriental," and is used as a...
MOLINA, ISAAC – Egyptian rabbi of the sixteenth century; a native of Venice. He had a controversy with Joseph Caro on the subject of R. Gershom's "taḳḳanot" (comp. Caro, Responsa on Eben ha-'Ezer). There is also a responsum of Molina in Caro's...
MOLO, FRANCISCO – Dutch financier and statesman; lived in the seventeenth century. In 1679 he settled in Amsterdam as financial agent of John III., King of Poland, a fact which hardly agrees with De Barrios' statement ("Panegyrico al Laureado...
MOON – Biblical Data: The most common Hebrew word for, the moon is "yeraḥ," the root of which is probably akin to "araḥ," so that the meaning of the term would be "the wanderer." Poetically, it is called, on account of its whiteness,...