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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 vessels (Ezra 8:33) belonging to the temple. He took part in rebuilding 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 Ezr 10:36 -3. A priest who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah Ne 10:5; 12:3

Meremoth in Smiths Bible Dictionary (elevations), 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). See MEMEROTH. Henry Wallace

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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