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Merari (father of Judith)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Merari, Father of Judith
Merari, Father of Judith (Μεραρεί, Merarei). Known only as the father of Judith, the heroine of the book of Judith, and the son of Ox (Judith 8:1).
Merari, Son of Levi
Merari, Son of Levi (מְרָרִי‎, merariy; Μεραρι, Merari). Youngest of the three sons of Levi; grandson of Jacob. The name is derived from the Hebrew word מרר‎ (mrr), which means “strong.” Merari’s brothers were Gershon and Kohath (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; 1 Chr 6:1). Scripture does not record his lifespan
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Merari (Person)
MERARI (PERSON) [Heb mĕrārı̂ (מְרָרִי‎)]. MERARITE The etymology of Merari is uncertain. Evidently it is derived from a root mrr, which in Hebrew means “to be bitter.” This would make a peculiar personal name; but it is probable (Kutler 1984; Ward 1980; Dietrich, Loretz, and Sanmartín 1973) that there
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Merari, Merarite
Merari, Merarite. Transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning “bitter,” “bitter drink,” or “to be bitter.” It means the same in Arabic and Akkadian, but in Ugaritic it means “to strengthen, to bless.” Traditionally the word has been understood to be derived from the Hebrew and thus to mean “gall” or “bitterness.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Merari
Merari mə-rărʹī [Heb merārî—‘bitterness’? (cf. mārar—‘be bitter’; cf. also Egyp mrr—‘beloved’); Gk Merari, Merarei]; MERARITES mə-răʹrīts [Heb merārî (Nu. 26:57), benê merārî—‘sons of Merari’ (Josh. 21:7, 34, 40; 1 Ch. 6:63, 77 [MT 48, 62])].
Merari
1. The third son of Levi; younger brother of Gershon and Kohath (Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16; Nu. 3:17; 1 Ch. 6:1, 16 [MT 5:27; 6:1]; 23:6). He was among the seventy who went down to Egypt with Jacob (Gen. 46:8, 11). He was head of one of the three chief Levitical families, the Merarites. They were subdivided
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Merari, Merarite
MERARI, MERARITE Transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning “bitter,” “bitter drink,” or “to be bitter.” It means the same in Arabic and Akkadian, but in Ugaritic it means “to strengthen, to bless.” Traditionally, the word has been understood to be derived from the Hebrew and thus to mean “gall” or “bitterness.”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Merari
Merari (mi-rah´ri).1 The third son of Levi (Gen. 46:11; Exod. 6:16; Num. 3:17; 1 Chron. 6:1, 16; 23:6) and through his sons, Mahli and Mushi (Exod. 6:19; Num. 3:20; 1 Chron. 6:19; 23:21; 24:26), the eponymous ancestor of the levitical group the Merarites (Num. 3:33–37; 4:29–33; 1 Chron. 6:29, 44). The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Merari
MERARI. Third son of Levi, younger brother of Gershon and Kohath (Gen 46:11; Ex 6:16; Num 3:17; 1 Chr 6:1). Through his sons Mahli and Mushi (Ex 6:19; Num 3:20; 1 Chr 6:19) were descended the Merarites, one of the three great divisions of the Levites.In the wilderness the Merarites carried the frames,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Merari, Merarites
MERARI, MERARITES. Merari, third son of Levi, was founder of one of three great Levite families. His family was subdivided into the houses of Mahli and Mushi. In the wilderness the Merarites carried the tabernacle frames (boards), bars and sockets, and the court pillars, sockets, pins and cords. Four
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Merari
Merari (Heb. mĕrārɩ̂)1. The third son of Levi and father of Mahli and Mushi (Gen. 46:11; Exod. 6:16, 19); eponymous ancestor of the Merarite Levites. During the wilderness wanderings the Merarites camped on the north or right side of the tabernacle, and guarded it from the north. They were in charge
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Merari
MERARI The third son of Levi and the eponymous ancestor of the Levitical clan of the Merarites (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; Num 3:17; 1 Chr 5:26, 6:1, 23:6).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Merari Merarites
Mer´ari, Mer´arites (bitter, unhappy), third son of Levi, and head of the third great division of the Levites, the Merarites. Gen. 46:8, 11. At the time of the exodus and the numbering in the wilderness, the Merarites consisted of two families, the Mahlites and the Mushites, Mahli and Mushi being either
See also
Relatives
Ox Father
Manasseh Son-In-Law
Judith Daughter
Joseph Grandfather