Michtam

 

Michtam - writing; i.e., a poem or song found in the titles of Ps. 16; 56-60. Some translate the word "golden", i.e., precious. It is rendered in the Septuagint by a word meaning "tablet inscription" or a "stelograph." The root of the word means to stamp or grave, and hence it is regarded as denoting a composition so precious as to be worthy to be engraven on a durable tablet for preservation; or, as others render, "a psalm precious as stamped gold," from the word kethem, "fine or stamped gold."

Previous topic: Michri

Next topic: Middin

Return to Bible Dictionary Main Index

Additional essential Bible study tools:

Young's Analytical
Concordance to the Bible

The New Strong's
Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

Where to Find it in the Bible