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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Michmas

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Michmas (mĭkl'mas), or Michmash (mĭk'mash), something hidden. A town of Benjamin noted in the Philistine war of Saul and Jonathan. 1 Samuel 13:11. Isaiah refers to it in connection with the invasion of Sennacherib in the reign of Hezekiah. Isaiah 10:28. After the captivity it was repeopled. Ezra 2:27; Nehemiah 7:31. Later it became the residence of Jonathan Maccabæus and the seat of his government. 1 Maccabees 9:73. Michmash is identified with the modern village of Mukmas, about five miles north of Jerusalem, where are considerable ruins of columns, cisterns, etc. In plain view, about a mile away, is the ancient. Geba or Gibeah, where Saul was encamped. 1 Samuel 13:16.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Michmas'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/m/michmas.html. 1893.

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