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An ancient city in the Judaean Shephelah that was later a prominent, ethnically diverse city in the Hellenistic period.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MARESHAH (PLACE) [Heb mārēšâ (מָרֵשָׁה)]. Var. MARISA. A town of Judah located in the S foothills.A. Identification and HistoryMareshah (Marisa, 1 Maccabees 5; 2 Maccabees 12) is identified with Tell Sandakhanna, located about 2 km S of Beit Govrin (M.R. 140111). This identification, first established
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mareshah (Place). City (Greek, Marisa; Josephus, Marissa) on the road from the coastal plain of Judah toward Hebron and Jerusalem. Remains of Jewish pottery indicate occupation from at least 800 bc. The site is now called Tel es Sandahanna.At Israel’s occupation of Canaan, Mareshah was allotted by Joshua
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mareshah mä-rēʹshə [Heb. mārēšâ; Gk. Marēsa]; Apoc. MARISA [Gk. Marisa]; AV, RV, also “Samaria” (1 Macc. 5:66). A Palestinian town in the Shephelah. It is represented today by Tell Sandaḥannah, which also is the site of Hellenistic Marisa, 1.6 km (1 mi) S of Beit Jibrîn (Eleutheropolis). F.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MARESHAH (Place) City (Greek Marisa; Josephus, “Marissa”) on the road from the coastal plain of Judah toward Hebron and Jerusalem. Remains of Jewish pottery indicate occupation from at least 800 bc. The site is now called Tel Mareshah.Aerial View of Tell Mareshah Mareshah overlooks the Elah Valley,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mareshah (muh-ree´shuh).1 An important town in the Judean Shephelah, identified with modern Tell Sandahannah, located about twenty-five miles southwest of Jerusalem. Josh. 15:44 names Mareshah as one of Judah’s settlements. According to 2 Chron. 11:5–12, Rehoboam fortified this town, ca. 920 bce. Near
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MARESHAH1. The first fortress city N of the great citadel of Lachish. Josh 15:44 enumerates it among the cities of the Shephelah of Judah. The earlier Amarna tablets knew it as a Canaanite city. Rehoboam fortified the site after Shishak’s invasion (2 Chr 11:5–8), and Asa defeated Zerah the Ethiopian
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MARESHAH (Heb. mārē’šâh). A town in the Shephelah (Jos. 15:44), covering the road up the Wadi Zeita to Hebron; now Tell Sandahanna (Tel Maresha). The inhabitants claimed descent from Shelah (1 Ch. 4:21). Rehoboam fortified it, and in this area Zerah of Ethiopia was defeated by Asa; Eliezer the prophet
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
MARESHAH; MARISSA A town in the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:44), identified with Tell Sandahanna. It is doubtful whether the ‘mu-ukh-ra-ash-ti’ of the El Amarna letters refers to Mareshah; during the excavations no remains earlier than the Iron Age were found. Rehoboam converted Mareshah into a Judean
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mar´eshah, or Mare´shah (crest of a hill), one of the cities of Judah in the low country. Josh. 15:44. It was one of the cities fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam after the rupture with the northern kingdom. 2 Chron. 11:8. Near it was fought the great battle between Asa and Zerah. 2 Chron. 14:9–12.