Meshach to Miletus
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Meshach
Guest of a king
Strong's #H4335

Meshach was the Babylonian name for one of Daniel's three friends who were, like him, taken captive as a young child to Babylon. All four men were likely made into eunuchs during their captivity.

References
Daniel 1:7, 2:49, 3:12 - 30

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Mesopotamia
Aram of the two rivers
Strong's #HH763, #G3318

Mesopotamia is the region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and more generally refers to the entire Euphrates-Tigris valley. Mesopotamia is the area where Abraham grew up and the location where the empires of Assyria and Babylon took root. View our map showing the location of Mesopotamia.

References
Genesis 24:10, Deuteronomy 23:4, Judges 3:8, 10, 1Chronicles 19:6, Acts 2:9, 7:2

Methuselah
Man of the dart
Strong's #H4968

Methuselah lived from 3282 to 2313 B.C. His death, at the age of 969 years, made him the oldest human who would ever live! Methuselah died the same year as Noah's flood.

References
Genesis 5:21 - 27, 1Chronicles 1:3

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Micah
Who is like God
Strong's #H4318, #H4320, #H4321

Three different Hebrew words are translated as Micah in the KJV Old Testament. There are also several individuals named Micah, the most well known of these was one of the twelve Minor Prophets.

References
Judges 17:1 - 13, 18:2 - 31, 1Chronicles 5:5, 8:34 - 35, 9:15, 40 - 41, 2Chronicles 34:20, Jeremiah 26:18, Micah 1:1

Micaiah
Who is like God
Strong's #H4321

References
1Kings 22:8 - 28, 2Chronicles 18:7 - 27

Michael
Who is like God
Strong's #H4317, #G3413

Michael the archangel fought demonic forces in order to deliver a message to Daniel. He rebuked the devil for wanting Moses' body and will soon lead righteous angels in a battle against Satan and his demons.

References
Numbers 13:13, 1Chronicles 5:13 - 14, 6:40, 7:3, 8:16, 12:20, 27:18, 2Chronicles 21:2, Ezra 8:8, Daniel 10:13 - 21, 12:1, Jude 1:9, Revelation 12:7

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Michal
Rivulet, who is like God
Strong's #H4324

Michal was the youngest daughter of Israel's King Saul. She was given to David as a wife after he killed two hundred Philistines and produced the same number of foreskins as proof.

References
1Samuel 14:49, 18:20 - 28, 19:11 - 17, 25:44, 2Samuel 3:13 - 14, 6:16 - 23, 21:8, 1Chronicles 15:29

Midian (Madian)
Strife, contention
Strong's #H4080, #G3099

The KJV New Testament spelling of Midian is Madian (Acts 7:29). Midian was one of the sons of Abraham through his wife Keturah. His name is often used as a general reference for his descendants and where they lived.

References
Genesis 25:2 - 4, 36:35, Exodus 2:15 - 16, 3:1, 4:19, 18:1, Numbers 22:4 - 7, 25:15, etc.

Migdol
Tower
Strong's #H4024

Migdol was one of the many locations the Israelites camped at after leaving Egyptian slavery. The city, during the time of the prophet Jeremiah, was one of the destinations of Jewish refugees.

References
Exodus 14:2, Numbers 33:7, Jeremiah 44:1, 46:14

Milcah
Queen
Strong's #H4435

References
Genesis 11:29, 22:20 - 23, 24:15, 24, 47, Numbers 26:33, 27:1, 36:11, Joshua 17:3

Miletus (Miletum)
Pure white fine wool
Strong's #G3399

Miletus, also called Miletum in the KJV New Testament, was an Aegean Sea port town located on the western part of Asia Minor. The area is known as the place the Apostle Paul, during his third missionary journey, warned Ephesians elders about threats coming to the church (Acts 20:18 - 35).

References
Acts 20:15, 17, 2Timothy 4:20

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