Critical need by 8/31:   $10,000 to cover a crippling immediate shortfall.   $4,950 to go.   Please help now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

MICAIAH

A prophet in Israel whom King Ahab detested because he offered pessimistic prophecies when questioned. Ahab and Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, were planning a war to capture Ramoth-Gilead, and the official prophets, four hundred strong, assured Ahab that the campaign would be successful. But when Micaiah was consulted, he stubbornly insisted that the attack would be disastrous. The infuriated king had him thrown into prison and accepted the optimistic opinion of the four hundred. In the battle that followed Ahab was so badly wounded he died the same day. Micaiah was vindicated (I Kings 22).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria 21 hours ago
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other August 28
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal August 28
No, the Pope did not endorse a gay-friendly children's book August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5