Bible Names H-M: Meremoth
Meremoth in Easton's Bible Dictionary
exaltations, heights, a priest who returned from Babylon with
Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:3), to whom were sent the sacred
(Ezra 8:33) belonging to the temple. He took part in
the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:4).
Meremoth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Urijah the priest. He weighed and registered the
golden and silver vessels of the temple, which Ezra had
brought from Babylon (Ezra 8:24-30; Ezra 8:33; Nehemiah 3:4).
2. Ezra 10:36.
3. (See MERAIOTH); Nehemiah 12:3; Nehemiah 12:15.
Meremoth in Hitchcock's Bible Names
bitterness; myrrh of death
Meremoth in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A priest who was appointed to weigh and register gold and
silver vessels brought to Jerusalem
Ezr 8:33; Ne 3:4,21
-2. A Jew who divorced his Gentile wife after the captivity
-3. A priest who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah
Ne 10:5; 12:3
Meremoth in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Uriah or Urijah the priest, of the family of
Koz or Hakkoz, the head of the seventh course of priests as
established by David. In Ezr 8:33 Meremoth is appointed to
weigh and register the gold and silver vessels belonging to
the temple. In the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem under
Nehemiah we find Meremoth taking an active part. Ne 3:4
2. A layman of the sons of Bani, who had married a
foreign wife. Ezr 10:36
3. A priest, or more probably a family of priests, who
sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Ne 10:5
Meremoth in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
mer'-e-moth, me-re'-moth (meremoth, "heights"; Mereimoth):
(1) Son of Uriah (Ezr 8:33), who was head of the 7th course
of priests appointed by David (1 Ch 24:10, Hakkoz = Koz;
compare Neh 3:4,21). The family of Koz were among those
unable to prove their pedigree on the return from Babylon,
and were therefore deposed as polluted (Ezr 2:61,62).
Meremoth's division of the family must, however, have been
scatheless, for he is employed in the temple after the
return as weigher of the gold and the vessels (Ezr 8:33), a
function reserved for priests alone (Ezr 8:24-28). He takes
a double part in the reconstruction under Nehemiah, first as
a builder of the wall of the city (Neh 3:4), then as a
restorer of that part of the temple abutting on the house of
Eliashib the priest (Neh 3:21); "Marmoth" in 1 Esdras 8:62.
(2) A member of the house of Bani, and, like so many of that
house, among those who married and put away foreign wives
(Ezr 10:36). He seems to be named Carabasion (!) in the
corresponding list of 1 Esdras 9:34.
(3) The name occurs in Neh 10:5 among those who "seal the
covenant" with Nehemiah (Neh 10:1). It may there be the name
of an individual (in which case there were 4 of the name),
or it may be a family name. Certainly a "Meremoth" came back
under Zerubbabel 100 years before (Neh 12:3), and the
signatory in question may be either a descendant of the same
name or a family representative. The name recurs later in
the same list (Neh 12:15) as "Meraioth" through a scribal
error confusing the two Hebrew letters yodh (y) and cholem
(o) for mem (m). A comparison of Neh 12:1-3 and 12:12-15
shows clearly that it is the same person. Note that in 12:15
"Helkai" is the name of the contemporary leader.
(4) For Meremoth (1 Esdras 8:2 the King James Version).
Meremoth in Wikipedia
"Exaltations, heights", a priest who returned from Babylon
with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:3 ), to whom were sent the sacred
vessels (Ezra 8:33 ) belonging to the temple. He took part in
rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:4).
Meremoth Scripture - Ezra 8:33
Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the
vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of
Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him [was]
Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them [was] Jozabad the
son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;
Meremoth Scripture - Nehemiah 3:21
After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Koz
another piece, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to
the end of the house of Eliashib.
Meremoth Scripture - Nehemiah 3:4
And next unto them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the
son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of
Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired
Zadok the son of Baana.
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