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michtam

Meaning: 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 LXX 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.”