Meroz
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Meroz

secret, leanness

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Meroz

(refuge), a place, (Judges 5:23) denounced because its inhabitants had refused to take any part in the struggle with Sisera. Meroz must have been in the neighborhood of the Kishon, but its real position is not known. Possibly it was destroyed in the obedience to the curse.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Meroz

An unknown place in Galilee, cursed in the song of Deborah and Barak for not joining with them against the foes of Israel, Jud 5:23. Probably their vicinity to the scene of conflict, or the opportunity they had of rendering some special assistance, rendered their refusal peculiarly guilty.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A plain in the north of Palestine, the inhabitants of which were severely condemned because they came not to help Barak against Sisera (Judges 5:23 Comp. 21:8-10; 1 Samuel 11:7). It has been identified with Marassus, on a knoll to the north of Wady Jalud, but nothing certainly is known of it. Like Chorazin, it is only mentioned in Scripture in connection with the curse pronounced upon it.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEROZ

me'-roz (meroz; Codex Vaticanus, Meroz; Codex Alexandrinus, Mazor): This name occurs only once in Scripture. The angel of the Lord is represented as invoking curses upon Meroz because the inhabitants "came not to the help of Yahweh" on the day of Deborah and Barak's victory (Judges 5:23). It is a strange fate, shared with Chorazin, to be preserved from oblivion only by the record of a curse. The bitterness in the treatment of Meroz, not found in the references to any of the other delinquents, must be due to the special gravity of her offense. Reuben, Gilead and Dan were far away. This, however, is not true of Asher, who was also absent. Perhaps Meroz was near the field of battle and, at some stage of the conflict, within sight and hearing of the strife. If, when Zebulun "jeopardized their lives unto the death, and Naphtali, upon the high places of the field," they turned a deaf ear and a cold heart to the dire straits of their brethren, this might explain the fierce reproaches of Deborah.

Meroz may possibly be identified with el-Murussus, a mud-built village about 5 miles Northwest of Beisan, on the slopes to the North of the Vale of Jezreel. If the Kedesh where Heber's tent was pitched be identical with Qadish to the West of the Sea of Galilee, Sisera's flight, avoiding the Israelites in the neighborhood of Mt. Tabor, may have carried him past el-Murussus. If the inhabitants had it in their power to arrest him, but suffered him to escape (Moore, "Judges," ICC, 163), such treachery to the na tion's cause might well rouse the indignation of the heroic prophetess.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
4789. Meroz -- a place in Northern Palestine
... Meroz. 4790 . a place in Northern Palestine. Transliteration: Meroz Phonetic Spelling:
(may-roze') Short Definition: Meroz. ... NASB Word Usage Meroz (1). Meroz. ...
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The Chaff Driven Away
... Here is the text: "Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly
the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the chaff driven away.htm

The Fruitless vine
... But why need I stop to pick you out? May the Lord find you out to-night! There are
many of you here, concerning whom the curse of Meroz might be uttered. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/the fruitless vine.htm

Third Day. Devotedness to God.
... of their eternal hopes by becoming idlers in the vineyard; lingerers, like Lot;
world-lovers, like Demas; "do-nothing Christians," like the inhabitants of Meroz ...
/.../macduff/the mind of jesus/third day devotedness to god.htm

Deborah's Song
... Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof;
Because they came not to the help of the LORD, To the help of the LORD ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/iv deborahs song.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... The people of Meroz facilitated his retreat, but a Kenite named Jael, the wife of
Heber, traitorously killed him with a blow from a hammer while he was in the ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Gamaliel's Counsel
... bound to cast your influence on the side which conscience approves, and bound to
settle which side that is, Deborah's fierce curse against Meroz because its ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/gamaliels counsel.htm

The Marvels of Holy Scripture, --Moral and Physical. --Jael's Deed ...
... Now I boldly ask you, if the Angel of the Lord may curse bitterly the inhabitants
of Meroz, "because they came not to the help of the Lord,""(pray mark that ...
/.../burgon/inspiration and interpretation/sermon vii the marvels of.htm

Letter iii. Having in the Former Two Letters Defined the Doctrine ...
... fulfilling His word. CURSE YE MEROZ, SAID THE ANGEL OF THE LORD; CURSE
YE BITTERLY THE INHABITANTS THEREOF"sang Deborah. Was it ...
/.../coleridge/confessions of an inquiring spirit etc/letter iii having in the.htm

Travailing for Souls
... What said the heroine of old who had gone forth against the enemies of Israel, when
she remembered coward spirits? "Curse ye Meroz, saith the angel of the Lord ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/travailing for souls.htm

Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and ...
... wicked, "thou art righteous," to the malignants, you are the honest men, the blessed
of the Lord,"who did ever to this day fall under Meroz' curse, should ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/section v scriptures showing the.htm

Thesaurus
Meroz (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MEROZ. me'-roz (meroz; Codex Vaticanus, Meroz;
Codex Alexandrinus, Mazor): This name occurs only once in Scripture. ...
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Zaanannim (2 Occurrences)
... This agrees also with the indications in Judges, if the direction of Sisera's
flight suggested in MEROZ (which see) is correct. ...
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Warriors (75 Occurrences)
... Judges 5:23 'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of Yahweh.'Curse bitterly its inhabitants,
because they didn't come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh against the mighty ...
/w/warriors.htm - 27k

Townspeople (4 Occurrences)
... water: (See NIV). Judges 5:23 A curse, a curse on Meroz! said the angel of
the Lord. A bitter curse on her townspeople! Because they ...
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Deborah (10 Occurrences)
... A community by the name of Meroz is singled out for blame, `because they came not
to the help of Yahweh, to the help of Yahweh among the mighty' (5:23; compare ...
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Merran

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Meron'othite (1 Occurrence)
Meron'othite. Mero'nothite, Meron'othite. Meroz . Multi-Version Concordance
Meron'othite (1 Occurrence). ... Mero'nothite, Meron'othite. Meroz . Reference
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Bitterly (36 Occurrences)
... Judges 5:23 'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of Yahweh.'Curse bitterly its inhabitants,
because they didn't come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh against the mighty ...
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Cursing (53 Occurrences)
... Judges 5:23 Curse Meroz -- said a messenger of Jehovah, Cursing, curse ye its
inhabitants, For they came not to the help of Jehovah, To the help of Jehovah ...
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Oak (22 Occurrences)
... This agrees also with the indications in Judges, if the direction of Sisera's
flight suggested in MEROZ (which see) is correct. ...
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