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Micah (not to be confused with the prophet by the same name who wrote the Biblical book of Micah) was a man who lived in the lawless times of the Judges. With all of those "judges," it seemingly should have been the other way, but very often they were simply charismatic misleaders who ignored God's Law and judged for themselves what was "right" i.e. "17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes" Judges 17:6 KJV). Micah's thieving and idolatrous family was a product of the time.
"17:1 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah. 17:2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it.
"Every man did that which was right in his own eyes"
In Hebrew, Micah is an abbreviated form of Micaiah (the English form of the name is Michael) which means who is like the LORD, but this Micah most certainly did not live up to his name's calling. Nor did the Levite who hired himself to be Micah's personal idol priest.
"17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
And so Micah decided for himself that the LORD would be pleased with him because he had a religious harlot "Levite" serving the idols in his home.
"17:12 And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.