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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Mara

Marah, bitter; bitterness

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Mara

(sad, bitter), the name which Naomi adopted in the exclamation forced from her by the recognition of her fellow citizens at Bethlehem. (Ruth 1:20)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself because of her misfortunes (Ruth 1:20).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The principal or ruling evil spirit.

2. (n.) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.

3. (n.) The Patagonian cavy (Dolichotis Patagonicus).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MARA

ma'-ra, mar'-a (marah, "bitter"): The term which Naomi applies to herself on her return from Moab to her native country (Ruth 1:20). Changed beyond recognition, she creates astonishment among her former acquaintances, who ask, "Is this Naomi?" She replies, "Call me not Naomi" (i.e. "pleasant" or "sweet"), but "call me Mara" (i.e. "bitter"). In the light of her bitter experience, and her present pitiable plight, the old name has become peculiarly inappropriate.

Strong's Hebrew
4755. Mara -- "bitter," symbolic name of Naomi
... 4754, 4755. Mara. 4756 . "bitter," symbolic name of Naomi. Transliteration:
Mara Phonetic Spelling: (maw-raw') Short Definition: Mara. ...
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4754. mara -- perhaps to flap (the wings)
... 4753, 4754. mara. 4755 . perhaps to flap (the wings). Transliteration: mara
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-raw') Short Definition: lifts. ... 4753, 4754. mara. 4755 ...
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8112. Shimron Meron -- a Canaanite city conquered by Joshua
... Word Origin from shamar and mara Definition a Canaanite city conquered by Joshua,
the same as NH8110a NASB Word Usage Shimron-meron (1). ... see HEBREW mara'. ...
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4471. Mamre -- a place in Palestine, also an ally of Abraham
... Mamre. From mara' (in the sense of vigor); lusty; Mamre, an Amorite -- Mamre. see
HEBREW mara'. 4470, 4471. Mamre. 4472 . Strong's Numbers.
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4806. meri -- a fatling, fatlings
... From mara' in the sense of grossness, through the idea of domineering (compare mare');
stall-fed; often (as noun) a beeve -- fat (fed) beast (cattle, -ling). ...
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4756. mare -- lord
... Word Origin (Aramaic) from a root corresponding to mara Definition lord NASB Word
Usage Lord (2), lord (2). lord, Lord. ... see HEBREW mara'. 4755, 4756. ...
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Library

A Letter of Mara, Son of Serapion.
... Moses of Chorene. History of Armenia. Ancient Syriac Documents. A Letter of Mara,
Son of Serapion. Mara, son of Serapion, to Serapion, my son: peace. ...
/.../unknown/the decretals/ancient syriac documents a letter.htm

The Return from the Sepulchre.
... Later, when night had quite fallen, Lazarus, the widow of Naim, Dina the Samaritan
woman, and Mara of Suphan, came from Bethania, and then, once more ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter liii the return from.htm

The Death of the Blessed virgin Mary at Ephesus
... Another of the women living in Mary's neighborhood, whom I had also seen on her
way to Nazareth before Jesus' baptism, was a niece of Elizabeth's called Mara. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xviii the death of the.htm

Ruth and Naomi.
... But she answered: "Call me not Naomi, but call me Mara, for the Almighty hath dealt
very bitterly with me." She said this because Naomi means "pleasant" and ...
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The Story of Ruth, the Gleaner
... ago?". Now the name Naomi means "pleasant." And Naomi said: "Call me not
Naomi; call me Mara, for the Lord has made my life bitter. I ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of ruth the.htm

How under Eli's Government of the Israelites Booz Married Ruth ...
... entertained her; and when Naomi was so called by her fellow citizens, according
to her true name, she said, "You might more truly call me Mara." Now Naomi ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how under elis.htm

The Holy Family in Bethlehem after the Departure of the Kings.
... everything needful. The kinswoman with whom Anna stayed in Benjamin is
Mara [136] , the daughter of Elizabeth's sister Rhoda. She ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xiv the holy family in.htm

Ancestors of the Blessed virgin
... They lived at Mara in the region of Mount Horeb, and were connected spiritually
with a kind of very devout Israelites of whom I have seen a great deal. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/i ancestors of the blessed.htm

Apocryphal Traditions.
... IV. The Testimony of Mara to Christ, ad74. ... The nationality and position of Mara are
unknown. Dr. Payne Smith supposes him to have been a Persian. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 18 apocryphal traditions.htm

Ruth the Gleaner.
... the village of Bethlehem, and Naomi in her sorrow said to her old friends, when
she met them once more, "Call me not Naomi 'the pleasant,' but Mara 'the bitter ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/ruth the gleaner.htm

Thesaurus
Mara (1 Occurrence)
...MARA. ma'-ra, mar'-a (marah, "bitter"): The term which Naomi applies to herself
on her return from Moab to her native country (Ruth 1:20). ...Mara (1 Occurrence). ...
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Marah (4 Occurrences)
... Ruth 1:20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara; for
the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. (See JPS). ...
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Mar (7 Occurrences)

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Na'omi (21 Occurrences)
... RSV). Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for
the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. (See RSV). ...
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Bitterly (36 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty
has dealt very bitterly with me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Naomi (25 Occurrences)
... Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty
has dealt very bitterly with me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). ...
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Almighty (242 Occurrences)
... Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty
has dealt very bitterly with me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Fate (138 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Ruth 1:20 And she said to them, Do not let my name be Naomi, but Mara,
for the Ruler of all has given me a bitter fate. (BBE). ...
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Dealt (130 Occurrences)
... Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty
has dealt very bitterly with me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Bitter (203 Occurrences)
... (Root in DBY YLT RSV NIV). Ruth 1:20 She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi.
Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. ...
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Concordance
Mara (1 Occurrence)

Ruth 1:20
She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Mara

Related Terms

Marah (4 Occurrences)

Mar (7 Occurrences)

Na'omi (21 Occurrences)

Bitterly (36 Occurrences)

Naomi (25 Occurrences)

Almighty (242 Occurrences)

Fate (138 Occurrences)

Dealt (130 Occurrences)

Bitter (203 Occurrences)

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