Mareshah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Mareshah

from the beginning; an inheritance

ATS Bible Dictionary
Mareshah

A town in Judah, Joshua 15:44, fortified by Rehobaoam, 2 Chronicles 11:8, and the birthplace of Micah. In a valley near by, Asa defeated Zerah with an immense host of Ethiopians, 2 Chronicles 14:9-13. It probably lay on the western border of Judah, just south of Eleutheropolis.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Possession, a city in the plain of Judah (John 15:44). Here Asa defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chronicles 14:9, 10). It is identified with the ruin el-Mer'ash, about 1 1/2 mile south of Beit Jibrin.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MARESHAH

ma-re'-sha (mareshah; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Bathesar; Codex Alexandrinus Maresa): A town in the Shephelah of Judah named with Keilah and Achzib (Joshua 15:44). It occupied such a position that Rehoboam thought well to fortify it for the protection of Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 11:8). In the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah, Asa overwhelmed Zerah the Ethiopian and his army, pursuing them as far as Gezer (2 Chronicles 14:9). From Mareshah came Eliezer the prophet who denounced disaster upon the commercial copartnery of Jehoshaphat and Ahaziah (2 Chronicles 20:37). The place is mentioned in Micah (2 Chronicles 1:15). Mareshah was plundered and burned by Judas Maccabeus (Ant., XII, viii, 6; 1 Maccabees 5:66 the Revised Version margin). Hither Gorgias escaped, having been rescued from the hands of Dositheus by a Thracian horseman (2 Maccabees 12:35). It was taken by John Hyrcanus, who allowed the inhabitants to remain on condition that they adopt circumcision and submit to the Jewish law. This they did; and later John avenged an injustice done to Mareshah by the Samaritans. It is then described as "a colony of Jews" (Ant., XIII, ix, 1; x, 2). The city was treated with favor by Pompey (XIV, iv, 4). When the Parthians invaded Judea in support of Antigonus they demolished Mareshah (xiii, 9).

According to Eusebius, Onomasticon, Mareshah was 2 Roman miles from Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin). Until recently it was thought that Khirbet Mir`ash, where the old name lingers, not far Southwest of Beit Jibrin, represented the ancient city. The work of Dr. Bliss, however ("Excavations in Palestine," PEF), shows that it must be located at Tell Sandachannah, about a mile South of Beit Jibrin. A series of remarkable tombs was discovered here. From 1 Chronicles 2:42 we may perhaps gather that Hebron was colonized by the men of Mareshah.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
4762. Mareshah -- a place in Judah, also two Israelites
Mareshah or Mareshah. 4761, 4762. Mareshah or Mareshah. 4763 . a place
in Judah, also two Israelites. Transliteration: Mareshah ...
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How Zerah, King of the Ethiopians, was Beaten by Asa; and How Asa ...
... him, with a great army, of nine hundred thousand footmen, and one hundred thousand
horsemen, and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah, a city ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 how zerah king.htm

The Twelve Minor Prophets.
... territory. With this agrees the connection in which it is named (1:13-15); for
Lachish, Mareshah, and Adullam also lay in that direction. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxiii the twelve minor.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... 2 Chronicles 11:6-10, where we find a list of the towns fortified by Rehoboam:
Bethlehem, Etam, Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, Adoraim ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... Then skirting the country of the Horites and Gittites, Mareshah, Edom, and Lachish,
and traversing the lonely wastes of the desert where the tracks of the ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

Thesaurus
Mareshah (8 Occurrences)
... It is identified with the ruin el-Mer'ash, about 1 1/2 mile south of Beit
Jibrin. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MARESHAH. ma-re ...
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Mare'shah (8 Occurrences)
Mare'shah. Mareshah, Mare'shah. Margin . ... Mare'shah (8 Occurrences). Joshua
15:44 and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages. ...
/m/mare'shah.htm - 8k

Zephathah (1 Occurrence)
... A valley in the west of Judah, near Mareshah; the scene of Asa's conflict with Zerah
the Ethiopian (2 Chronicles 14:9-13). ... It is said to be at Mareshah. ...
/z/zephathah.htm - 7k

Keilah (16 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. KEILAH. ke-i'-la (qe`ilah; Keeilam): (1) A city of
the Shephelah mentioned (Joshua 15:44) along with Nezib, Aehzib and Mareshah. ...
/k/keilah.htm - 15k

Ziph (9 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 2:42 The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his firstborn,
who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron ...
/z/ziph.htm - 11k

Untoward (1 Occurrence)
... It is said to be at Mareshah. No name resembling this has been recovered
there. Possibly, therefore, the Septuagint rendering is ...
/u/untoward.htm - 9k

Dodavahu (1 Occurrence)
... do-dav'-a-hu (dodhawahu, "loved of God"; the King James Version Dodavah): Father
of Eliezer of Mareshah, a prophet in the days of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20 ...
/d/dodavahu.htm - 7k

Moreshethgath (1 Occurrence)
... prophet Micah (Micah 1:1 Jeremiah 26:18). It was probably in the vicinity
of Mareshah (Micah 1:15). Jerome, in his preface to his work ...
/m/moreshethgath.htm - 8k

Moresheth-gath (1 Occurrence)
... prophet Micah (Micah 1:1 Jeremiah 26:18). It was probably in the vicinity
of Mareshah (Micah 1:15). Jerome, in his preface to his work ...
/m/moresheth-gath.htm - 8k

Achzib (4 Occurrences)
... lying" or "disappointing"): The name of two towns in Palestine: (1) A town in western
Judah in the lowlands, mentioned in connection with Mareshah and Keilah ...
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Concordance
Mareshah (8 Occurrences)

Joshua 15:44
Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:42
The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:21
The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of those who worked fine linen, of the house of Ashbea;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 11:8
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 14:9
There came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an army of a million troops, and three hundred chariots; and he came to Mareshah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 14:10
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 20:37
Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because you have joined yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh has destroyed your works. The ships were broken, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Micah 1:15
I will yet bring to you, inhabitant of Mareshah. He who is the glory of Israel will come to Adullam.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Mareshah

Mareshah or Mareshah

Mareshah: A City of the Tribe of Judah

Mareshah: A City of the Tribe of Judah: Birthplace of Eliezer the Prophet

Mareshah: A City of the Tribe of Judah: Prophecy Concerning

Mareshah: A Son of (Or Possibly a City) Founded By, Laadah

Mareshah: Father of Hebron

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Zephathah (1 Occurrence)

Keilah (16 Occurrences)

Ziph (9 Occurrences)

Untoward (1 Occurrence)

Dodavahu (1 Occurrence)

Moreshethgath (1 Occurrence)

Moresheth-gath (1 Occurrence)

Achzib (4 Occurrences)

Eliezer (14 Occurrences)

Adullam (10 Occurrences)

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)

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Asa (54 Occurrences)

Zephathath (1 Occurrence)

Zephath (2 Occurrences)

Zeph'athah (1 Occurrence)

Korah (51 Occurrences)

Kei'lah (16 Occurrences)

Nezib (1 Occurrence)

Unwalled (39 Occurrences)

Jerahmeel (9 Occurrences)

Jerah'meel (8 Occurrences)

Lechah (1 Occurrence)

Laadah (1 Occurrence)

La'adah (1 Occurrence)

Ladah (1 Occurrence)

Lecah (1 Occurrence)

Wrecked (4 Occurrences)

Inhabitress (12 Occurrences)

Formation (11 Occurrences)

Tarshish (24 Occurrences)

Retained (10 Occurrences)

Er (8 Occurrences)

Elie'zer (14 Occurrences)

Do-dav'ahu (1 Occurrence)

Dodavah (1 Occurrence)

Mares (1 Occurrence)

Million (4 Occurrences)

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Possessor (12 Occurrences)

Beth-ashbe'a (1 Occurrence)

Byssus-workers (1 Occurrence)

Beth-ashbea (1 Occurrence)

Conqueror (2 Occurrences)

Aczib (4 Occurrences)

Allied (13 Occurrences)

Abi-hebron (1 Occurrence)

Ashbea (1 Occurrence)

Shaphir (1 Occurrence)

Cushite (15 Occurrences)

Ahazi'ah (33 Occurrences)

Delicate (32 Occurrences)

Mesha (4 Occurrences)

Workers (76 Occurrences)

Positions (41 Occurrences)

Taker (26 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Nine (55 Occurrences)

Joining (43 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Hebron (71 Occurrences)

Lines (42 Occurrences)

Prophesied (57 Occurrences)

Prophesy (96 Occurrences)

Sail (32 Occurrences)

Vast (54 Occurrences)

Breach (55 Occurrences)

Marched (51 Occurrences)

Alliance (12 Occurrences)

War-carriages (76 Occurrences)

Array (63 Occurrences)

Caleb (39 Occurrences)

Inhabitant (54 Occurrences)

Gath (44 Occurrences)

Samaria (123 Occurrences)

Hamlets (38 Occurrences)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

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