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Holman Bible Dictionary

Mareshah

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(muhr' ee sshuh) Personal and place name meaning, “place at the top” with two Hebrew spellings. 1. Son of Caleb and founder of Hebron (1 Chronicles 2:42 ). The Hebrew text apparently refers to this son as first Mesha then Meresha. 2. Member of the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:21 ). 3 . A Canaanite city incorporated into the Shephelah district of Judah (Joshua 15:44 ). The city was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:8 ). Mereshah was near the site of the battle between the forces of King Asa and the Ethiopian (Egyptian?) commander Zerah (2 Chronicles 14:9-14 ). Mareshah was home to the prophet Eliezar (2 Chronicles 20:37 ). Micah foretold the destruction of the city (Micah 1:15 ). The site has been identified with tell Sandahannah one mile southeast of Beit Jibrin.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Mareshah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/m/mareshah.html. 1991.

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