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Merarites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Merarites
Merarites (מְרָרִי‎, merariy). Descendants of Merari, son of Levi; one of the groups responsible for taking care of the tabernacle.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Merarites
MERARITES [Heb mêrārı̂ (מֵירָרִי)]. A priestly family descended from Levi. The family is named after its ancestor Merari, who is listed as a son of Levi along with Gershom and Kohath. The family is further subdivided into two groups: Mahli and Mushi (Exod 6:19; Num 3:20). Generally the family is referred
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.”
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 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
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Merarites
Meraritesthe descendants of Merari (Num. 26:57). They with the Gershonites and the Kohathites had charge of the tabernacle, which they had to carry from place to place (Num. 3:20, 33–37; 4:29–33). In the distribution of the oxen and waggons offered by the princes (Num. 7), Moses gave twice as many to
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Merarites
MERARITES [meh RAY ites] — the descendants of Merari (Num. 26:57). During the wilderness journey, the Merarites were stationed on the north side of the tabernacle. The Merarites (who included the Mahlites and the Mushites) had the responsibility of transporting many of the materials that made up the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MERARITES
MERARITES<me-ra’-rits> (מְרָרִי‎ [merari], “bitter”): The descendants of MERARI (which see), son of Levi. The only place where this form of the word occurs is Nu 26:57. Elsewhere they are always referred to as “sons of Merari.”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Merarites
MERARITES (Mə rärʹ īts) Major division of priests descended from Merari, the third son of Levi. The Merarites and Gershonites were responsible for the setup, breakdown, and transport of the tabernacle (Num. 10:17; cp. 3:36–37; 4:29–33; 7:8). The Merarites received an allotment of 12 cities from the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Merarites
MERARITES, mē̇-rāʹrīts (מְרָרִי‎, merārī, “bitter”): The descendants of Merari (q.v.), son of Levi. The only place where this form of the word occurs is Nu 26:57. Elsewhere they are always referred to as “sons of Merari.”
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Merari
Merari [muh-rah-rī] (1) the third son of Levi (1) and father of Mahli (1) and Mushi, ancestors of the Merarites (Gen. 46:11) (2) a Levite, son of Mushi and grandson of Merari (1) (1 Chron. 6:47) (3) the son of Ox and the father of Judith (Jth. 8:1)
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