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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


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.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

from the beginning; an inheritance

Naves Topical Index

1. A city of Judah:

General references
Joshua 15:44; 2 Chronicles 11:8; 2 Chronicles 14:9-10

Birthplace of Eliezer the prophet
2 Chronicles 20:37

Prophecy concerning
Micah 1:15

2. Father of Hebron
1 Chronicles 2:42

3. A son of, or possibly a city founded by Laadah
1 Chronicles 4:21

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Mareshah, or Mareshah

(crest of a hill), one of the cities of Judah in the low country. (Joshua 15:44) It was one of the cities fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam after the rupture with the northern kingdom. (2 Chronicles 11:8) Near it was fought the great battle between Asa and Zerah. (2 Chronicles 14:9-12) It is mentioned once or twice in the history of the Maccab'an war of independence. 2 Macc. 12.35. About 110 B.C. it was taken from the Idum'ans by John Hyrcanus. It was in ruins in the fourth century, when Eusebius and Jerome describe it as in the second mile from Eleutheropolis. South-southwest of Beitjibrin

in all probability Eleutheropolis-and it little over a Roman mile therefrom is a site called Marash , which is possibly the representative of the ancient Mareshah.