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Mered
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A son of Ezrah and a descendant of Judah. Mered appears to have had two wives: an Egyptian named Bithiah and an unnamed woman from the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:17–18). The Hebrew text of 1 Chr 4:17–18 gives the information about Mered’s family out of sequence. The first sentence of 1 Chr 4:17 lists the four sons of Ezrah, and the next sentence lists the children an unspecified woman bore to an unspecified son of Ezrah. The following sentence in 1 Chr 4:18 lists the sons that “his Judahite wife” bore (but the antecedent of “his” is unclear). The verse ends with the statement: “These were the sons of Bithiah daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married.” It appears likely that this last clause is displaced and should follow the initial list of Ezrah’s sons in 1 Chr 4:17. This sequence presents the information about Mered’s family in a more comprehensible way: “The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. And these were the sons of Bithiah daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married: And she became pregnant with Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa. And his Judahite wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.”
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mered, Son of Ezrah
Mered, Son of Ezrah (מֶרֶד‎, mered). A son of Ezrah and a descendant of Judah. Mered appears to have had two wives: an Egyptian named Bithiah and an unnamed woman from the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:17–18). The Hebrew text of 1 Chr 4:17–18 gives the information about Mered’s family out of sequence. The first
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mered (Person)
MERED (PERSON) [Heb mered (מֶרֶד)]. Listed in the genealogy of Judah as son of Ezrah and the husband of Bithiah, the daughter of pharaoh (1 Chr 4:17).H. C. Lo
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mered
Mered. Ezrah’s son from Judah’s tribe, who had two wives. One wife, Bithiah, was the daughter of Pharaoh, and one was a Jewess (1 Chr 4:17, 18).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mered
Mered mēʹred [Heb mereḏ—‘rebellion’]. Son of Ezra; a Judahite who married two wives: one an Egyptian (“Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh”) and the other a Jewess (1 Ch. 4:17f.). His sons founded (cf. NEB “founder” in place of RSV [lit] “father”) the towns of Eshtemoa, Gedor, Soco, and Zanoah. The MT
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mered
MERED Ezrah’s son from Judah’s tribe, who had two wives. One wife, Bithiah, was the daughter of Pharaoh, and one was a Jewess (1 Chr 4:17–18).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mered
MERED. One of the sons of Ezra, a descendant of Judah through Caleb, a son of Jephunneh. Mered married Pharaoh’s daughter (1 Chr 4:17–18).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mered
Mered (Heb. mereḏ)A son of Ezrah of the tribe of Judah who apparently married both Bithiah (“daughter of Pharaoh”) and a Judean woman (1 Chr. 4:17–18).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mered
Mered [mĭrˊĕd] (Heb. mereḏ “rebel”). A son of Ezrah of the tribe of Judah who married both an Egyptian (“daughter of Pharaoh”) and a Jew (1 Chr. 4:17–18).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mered
Me´red (rebellion). This name occurs in a fragmentary genealogy in 1 Chron. 4:17, 18, as that of one of the sons of Ezra. Tradition identifies him with Caleb and Moses.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Mered
ME´RED (meʹred; “rebellion”). The second son of Ezrah, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 4:17–18).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mered
Meredrebellion, one of the sons of Ezra, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 4:17).
See also
Relatives
Ezrah Father
Pharaoh Father-In-Law
Jether Brother
Epher Brother
Jalon Brother
Bithiah Wife
Shammai Son
Heber Son
Ishbah Son
Miriam Daughter
Socoh Grandson
Eshtemoa Grandson