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("asylum".) Judges 5:23, "curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord against the mighty" (rather among Israel's mighty ones). They gave asylum to the fleeing Canaanites accursed of God, whereas Jael who slew their general is "blessed" (Judges 5:24). Bather their sin was omission (faint-heartedness, neutrality where there can be no real neutrality: Matthew 12:30; Matthew 25:30), they neglected the duty of coming to Israel's help in the struggle against God's foes. If Meroz be Merasas or Murussus, a ruin four miles N.W. of Beisan on the southern slopes of the hills continuing "little Hermon," they had command of the pass and might have prevented the escape m that quarter of any of Sisera's host. Bather Kerr Musr on the S. of Tabor (Raumer). The Angel of Jehovah who fought for Israel at Megiddo pronounces, through Deborah, Meroz' curse.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'meroz' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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