Judges 17:1
Good News Translation
There was once a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim.

Contemporary English Version
Micah belonged to the Ephraim tribe and lived in the hill country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There was at that time a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Michas.

New American Bible
There was a man from the mountain region of Ephraim whose name was Micah.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There was at that time a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Michas.

A.

2585. B.C.

1419. An.Ex.Is.72. there was. It is extremely difficult to fix the chronology of this and the following transactions. Some think them to be here in their natural order; others that they happened in the time of Joshua, or immediately after the ancients who outlived him. All that can be said with certainly is, that they happened when there was no king in Israel; that is, about the time of the judges, or in some time of the anarchy. mount

Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

Judges 10:1 After Abimelech, there arose a ruler in Israel, Thola, son of Phua, the uncle of Abimelech, a man of Issachar, who dwelt in Samir of mount Ephraim:

Joshua 15:9 And it passeth on from the top of the mountain to the fountain of the water of Nephtoa: and reacheth to the towns of mount Ephron: and it bendeth towards Baala, which is Cariathiarim, that is to say, the city of the woods.

Joshua 17:14-18 And the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, and said: Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to possess, whereas I am of so great a multitude, and the Lord hath blessed me? . . .

Context
Micah's Idolatry
1There was at that time a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Michas.2Who said to his mother: The eleven hundred pieces of silver, which thou hadst put aside for thyself, and concerning which thou didst swear in my hearing, behold I have, and they are with me. And she said to him. Blessed be my son by the Lord.…
Cross References
Judges 16:31
And his brethren and all his kindred, going down took his body, and buried it between Saraa and Esthaol, in the buryingplace of his father Manue: and he judged Israel twenty years.

Judges 17:2
Who said to his mother: The eleven hundred pieces of silver, which thou hadst put aside for thyself, and concerning which thou didst swear in my hearing, behold I have, and they are with me. And she said to him. Blessed be my son by the Lord.

Judges 18:2
So the children of Dan sent five most valiant men, of their stock and family, from Saraa and Esthaol, to spy out the land, and to view it diligently: and they said to them: Go, and view the land. They went on their way, and when they came to mount Ephraim, they went into the house of Michas, and rested there:

Additional Translations
Now a man named Micah from the hill country of EphraimAnd there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

And there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

And there was a man of mount Ephraim, and his name was Michaias.

And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

And there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

And there is a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, and his name is Micah,
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