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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

rebellious, ruling

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(rebellion). This name occurs in a fragmentary genealogy in (1 Chronicles 4:17,18) as that of one of the sons of Ezra. Tradition identifies him with Caleb and Moses.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Rebellion, one of the sons of Ezra, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

me'-red (meredh, "rebellion"; Septuagint has at least four variants in 1 Chronicles 4:17, 18): A descendant of Judah through Caleb, and mentioned as a "son of Ezrah" (1 Chronicles 4:17).

Revised Version, rightly following the orthography of the Hebrew which has here the Hebrew letter he (h) instead of 'aleph ('), as in the name of the well-known Ezra, saves us from confusing this Ezrah with the other by giving him the correct terminal letter. Moreover, even if the question of spelling were waived, the absence of the mention of children in any known passages of the life of the scribe Ezra should settle the question, since this passage (1 Chronicles 4:17) is associated with progeny.

A difficulty meets us in 1 Chronicles 4:18, where Mered is mentioned as taking to wife "Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh." That Pharaoh is not the proper name of some individual but the official title of Egypt's sovereign seems evident from the fact that the King James Version margin and the Revised Version (British and American) text agree in translating the other wife of Mered as "the Jewess," rather than as a proper name Jehudijah, as if to distinguish the "Jewess" from the Egyptian. Probably "Hodiah" also is a corruption of Jehudijah in 1 Chronicles 4:19, and should be translated again "the Jewess." Targums and traditions have so changed and transposed and "interpreted" this passage that a sufficiently confused text has become worse confounded, and the only solid fact that emerges is that once a comparatively obscure Judahite (though the founder of several towns-Gedor, Soco, Eshtemoa, etc., 4:18) married an Egyptian princess, whether as a captive or a freewoman we do not know.


Henry Wallace

Strong's Hebrew
4778. Mered -- a man of Judah
... 4777, 4778. Mered. 4779 . a man of Judah. Transliteration: Mered Phonetic
Spelling: (meh'-red) Short Definition: Mered. Word Origin ...
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4777. mered -- rebellion, revolt
... 4776, 4777. mered. 4778 . rebellion, revolt. Transliteration: mered Phonetic
Spelling: (meh'-red) Short Definition: rebellion. ... 4776, 4777. mered. 4778 ...
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The Ark among the Flags
... There is a singular and very obscure passage in 1 Chronicles 4:17, 18, relating
the genealogy of a certain Mered, who seems to have had two wives, one 'the ...
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Mered (2 Occurrences)
... 17). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MERED. me ... know. See BITHIAH. Henry
Wallace. Multi-Version Concordance Mered (2 Occurrences). 1 ...
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Mered's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Mered's (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles 4:17 And
the sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. ...
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Bithiah (2 Occurrences)
... bi-thi'-a (bithyah; Beththia; Codex Vaticanus, Gelia, "daughter of Yah"): The daughter
of a Pharaoh who married Mered, a descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:18 ...
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Bithia (1 Occurrence)
... 1 Chronicles 4:17 And the sons of Ezrah: Jether and Mered and Epher and Jalon; and
these are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, the wife of Mered. ...
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Bith'i-ah (1 Occurrence)
... 1 Chronicles 4:17 And the sons of Ezrah: Jether and Mered and Epher and Jalon; and
these are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, the wife of Mered. ...
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Heber (13 Occurrences)
... (3) Head of a clan of Judah, and son of Mered by his Jewish, as distinguished from
an Egyptian wife. He was father, or founder, of Soco (1 Chronicles 4:18). ...
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Merely (30 Occurrences)

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Pharaoh's (72 Occurrences)
... The mummy of this queen was among the treasures found at Deir-el-Bahari. (2.) "Bithiah
the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took (1 Chronicles 4:18). ...
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Mere (56 Occurrences)

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Zanoah (5 Occurrences)
... Zanoah. These are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered
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