Merarites
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The descendants of Merari (Numbers 26:57). They with the Gershonites and the Kohathites had charge of the tabernacle, which they had to carry from place to place (Numbers 3:20, 33-37; 4:29-33). In the distribution of the oxen and waggons offered by the princes (Numbers 7), Moses gave twice as many to the Merarites (four waggons and eight oxen) as he gave to the Gershonites, because the latter had to carry only the lighter furniture of the tabernacle, such as the curtains, hangings, etc., while the former had to carry the heavier portion, as the boards, bars, sockets, pillars, etc., and consequently needed a greater supply of oxen and waggons. This is a coincidence illustrative of the truth of the narrative. Their place in marching and in the camp was on the north of the tabernacle. The Merarites afterwards took part with the other Levitical families in the various functions of their office (1 Chronicles 23:6, 21-23; 2 Chronicles 29:12, 13). Twelve cities with their suburbs were assigned to them (Joshua 21:7, 34-40).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MERARITES

me-ra'-rits (merari, "bitter"): The descendants of MERARI (which see), son of Levi. The only place where this form of the word occurs is Numbers 26:57. Elsewhere they are always referred to as "sons of Merari."

Strong's Hebrew
4848. Merari -- descendant of Merari
... descendant of Merari. Transliteration: Merari Phonetic Spelling: (mer-aw-ree') Short
Definition: Merarites. ... of Merari NASB Word Usage Merarites (1). Merarites. ...
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Thesaurus
Merarites (7 Occurrences)
... In the distribution of the oxen and waggons offered by the princes (Numbers 7),
Moses gave twice as many to the Merarites (four waggons and eight oxen) as he ...
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Merari (38 Occurrences)
... He became the head of one of the great divisions of the Levites (Exodus 6:19).
(see MERARITES.). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MERARI. ...
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Gershonites (17 Occurrences)
... Their function was thus more exalted than that of the Merarites, who carried the
boards, and less so than that of the Kohathites, who carried the most holy ...
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Gershon (23 Occurrences)
... Their function was thus more exalted than that of the Merarites, who carried the
boards, and less so than that of the Kohathites, who carried the most holy ...
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Kohathites (18 Occurrences)
... The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe of Levi; the other
two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Numbers 3:17). ...
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Merar'ites (3 Occurrences)
Merar'ites. Merarites, Merar'ites. Merathaim . Multi-Version Concordance
Merar'ites (3 Occurrences). ... Merarites, Merar'ites. Merathaim . Reference Bible
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Kohath (30 Occurrences)
... The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe of Levi; the other
two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Numbers 3:17). ...
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Levite (43 Occurrences)
... The Gershonites pitched their tents on the west of the tabernacle (3:23), the
Kohathites on the south (3:29), the Merarites on the north (3:35), and the ...
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Zuriel (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Rock of God, chief of the family of the Merarites (Numbers
3:35) at the time of the Exodus. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZURIEL. ...
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Ko'hathites (19 Occurrences)
... of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites;
of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites...
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Concordance
Merarites (7 Occurrences)

Numbers 4:29
As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them by their families, by their fathers' houses;
(See NIV)

Numbers 7:8
And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
(See NIV)

Numbers 10:17
And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, set forward.
(See NIV)

Numbers 26:57
These are those who were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

1 Chronicles 6:44
And on the left hand their brethren the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch;
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:17
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah;
(See NIV)

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Merarites

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