Places Study on Mareshah

Places Study on Mareshah

Joshua 15: And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
1 Chronicles 2: Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
1 Chronicles 4: The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea,
2 Chronicles 11: And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
2 Chronicles 14: And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.
2 Chronicles 14: Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
2 Chronicles 20: Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
Micah 1: Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Mareshah
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.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Mareshah
1. A city of the shephelah or "low hills" of Judah (Joshua 15:43). Commanding in position; hence fortified by Rehoboam after the separation of Israel (2 Chronicles 11:8). Zerah the Ethiopian had reached Mareshah when Asa met and repulsed him (2 Chronicles 14:9-10); the "ravine" (geey ) of Zephathah was near. Now Marash; over a Roman mile S.S.W. of Beit Jibrin (Eleutheropolis), on a gently swelling hill descending from the mountains to the western plain. Eliezer son of Dodayah the prophet was of Mareshah (2 Chronicles 20:37.) Micah plays upon the meaning of Mareshah, "I will bring an heir (the Assyrian foe) unto thee, Mareshah" ("inheritance") (Micah 1:15). Other heirs will supplant us in every inheritance, except heaven.

2. Mareshah, father of Hebron (a person, not the city): 1 Chronicles 2:42, where the relative position of the cities Mareshah and Hebron, and their historical relations, forbid our understanding the cities as meant.

3. 1 Chronicles 4:21. Mareshah sprung from Shelah, third son of Judah, through Laadah. Probably the same as Mareshah (1).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Mareshah
MARESHAH. 1. The ‘father’ of Hebron ( 1 Chronicles 2:42 ). 2. A Judahite ( 1 Chronicles 4:21 ). These genealogical data are really concerned with 3. An important city in the Shephçlah of Judah ( Joshua 15:44 ), fortified by Rehoboam ( 2 Chronicles 11:8 ; see also 2Ch 14:9-10 ; 2 Chronicles 20:37 , Micah 1:15 ). Later on, under the name Marissa , Josephus describes ( Ant . XII. viii. 6 etc.) its extremely chequered history. The site of Mareshah has now with certainty been identified as Tell Sandahanna . This tell was partially excavated by Bliss and Macalister, but the identity of the site was finally demonstrated by the finding, in 1902, of a tomb by Messrs. Peters and Tiersch, adorned with a number of interesting pictured animals, etc., and about 200 inscriptions recording the names of many Phœnician inhabitants of Marissa, about b.c. 200. The hill on which the ruins of Mareshah stand is riddled with the most extraordinary caves, once human dwellings. The old name Mareshah still lingers in Khurbet Merash , the name of some ruins about half a mile off. See also Marisa.

E. W. G. Masterman.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Mareshah
Mareshah (ma-rç'shah), top of a hill. A city of Judah in the low country. Joshua 15:44. It was fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam after the rupture with the northern kingdom. 2 Chronicles 11:8. Near it the great battle between Zerah and Asa was fought. 2 Chronicles 14:9-12. It is mentioned once or twice in the history of the Maccabæan struggles. 1 Maccabees 5:1-68; 2 Maccabees 12:35.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Mareshah
From the beginning; an inheritance
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Mareshah
1. Fortified city in the lowlands of Judah. Joshua 15:44 ; 2 Chronicles 11:8 ; 2 Chronicles 14:9,10 ; 2 Chronicles 20:37 ; Micah 1:15 . Identified with ruins at Merash, 31 36' N, 34 53' E .

2. Father of Hebron. 1 Chronicles 2:42 .

3. Son of Laadah of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:21 .

American Tract Society 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.

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Mareshah - Zerah the Ethiopian had reached Mareshah when Asa met and repulsed him (2 Chronicles 14:9-10); the "ravine" (geey ) of Zephathah was near. Eliezer son of Dodayah the prophet was of Mareshah (2 Chronicles 20:37. ) Micah plays upon the meaning of Mareshah, "I will bring an heir (the Assyrian foe) unto thee, Mareshah" ("inheritance") (Micah 1:15). Mareshah, father of Hebron (a person, not the city): 1 Chronicles 2:42, where the relative position of the cities Mareshah and Hebron, and their historical relations, forbid our understanding the cities as meant. Mareshah sprung from Shelah, third son of Judah, through Laadah. Probably the same as Mareshah (1)
Zephathah - ” Asa met Zerah, the Ethiopian king, in battle “in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah” (2 Chronicles 14:10 ). See Mareshah
Laadah - founder, of Mareshah of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:21)
Zephathah, Valley of - It "belonged to (See Mareshah"
Zephathah - A valley near Mareshah, south-west of Jerusalem, where Asa defeated Zerah the Cushite, 2 Chronicles 14:10
Mareshah - Mareshah. The site of Mareshah has now with certainty been identified as Tell Sandahanna . The hill on which the ruins of Mareshah stand is riddled with the most extraordinary caves, once human dwellings. The old name Mareshah still lingers in Khurbet Merash , the name of some ruins about half a mile off
Zephathah - A valley in the west of Judah, near Mareshah; the scene of Asa's conflict with Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chronicles 14:9-13 )
Dodavahu - Father of Eliezer of Mareshah, the prophet who censured Jehoshaphat for entering into alliance with Ahaziah ( 2 Chronicles 20:37 )
Marisa - form of the name Mareshah
Zerah - An Ethiopian or Cushite king in the reign of Asa, routed at Mareshah, in the valley of Zephathah, 2 Chronicles 14:9-10
Ziph - Son of Mareshah and grandson of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42 ). The text perhaps means Mareshah was the founder of Ziph near Hebron
Ach'Zib -
A city in the lowlands of Judah, named with Keilah and Mareshah
ne'Zib - (garrison, pillar ), a city of Judah, ( Joshua 15:43 ) only, in the district of the Shefelah or lowland, one of the same group with Keilah and Mareshah
Mareshah - Mareshah (ma-rç'shah), top of a hill
Achzib - of the Shephelah ( Joshua 15:44 ), near Mareshah
Hebron (1) - A son of Mareshah and father of Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema ( 1 Chronicles 2:42-43 )
Mesha - A son of Caleb, and brother of Mareshah
Mar'Eshah, - 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
Cock - In the famous painted tomb at Marissa (see Mareshah), a work of about b
Elie'Zar - (1 Chronicles 27:16 ) ... Son of Dodavah, of Mareshah in Judah, (2 Chronicles 20:37 ) a prophet, who rebuked Jehoshaphat for joining himself with Ahaziah king of Israel
a'sa - During Asa's reign, Zerah, at the head of an enormous host, (2 Chronicles 14:9 ) attacked Mareshah
Eliezer - The son of Dodavahu of Mareshah, who prophesied the destruction of the fleet of ships which Jehoshaphat built in co-operation with Ahaziah ( 2 Chronicles 20:37 )
ze'Rah - In the fourteenth year of Asa, Zerah the Ethiopian, with a mighty army of or million, invaded his kingdom, and advanced unopposed in the field as far as the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah
Mesha - Descendant of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42 ; RSV follows early Greek translation in reading Mareshah)
Mesha - Descendant of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42 ; RSV follows early Greek translation in reading Mareshah)
Asa - About this time, Zerah, king of Ethiopia, or rather of Cush, which is part of Arabia, marched against Asa with a million of foot, and three hundred chariots of war, and advanced as far as Mareshah. Asa advanced to meet Zerah, and encamped in the plain of Zephathah, or rather Zephatah, near Mareshah, and having prayed to the Lord, God struck the forces of Zerah with such a panic that they began to flee
Azariah - 2 Chronicles 15:1-8 a prophet, son of Oded, who met Asa’s victorious army at Mareshah, and urged them to begin and persevere in a religious reform
Ahaziah - He was in alliance with Jehoshaphat in building ships at Ezion Geber to go to Tarshish; but the ships were wrecked, the Lord, as He intimated by Eliezer son of Dodavah of Mareshah, thereby manifesting disapproval of the alliance of the godly, with Ahaziah "who did very wickedly
Ethiopia - Zerah the Ethiopian who attacked Asa at Mareshah on the S
Micah - (See APHRAH; BETHEZEL; MAROTH; ACHZIB; Mareshah
Chronicles, the Books of - Jehoshaphat's garrisoning the cities of Judah and of Ephraim; removal of high places and groves; sending his princes and Levites throughout the land to teach the people in "the book of the law of the Lord" (2 Chronicles 17-18); reproval by Jehu, son of Hanani the seer, and by Eliezer, son of Dodavah of Mareshah, for his alliance with the ungodly kings of Israel; instructions to the judges; victory over the vast, allied forces of Ammon and Moeb (2 Chronicles 19-20)
Fortification And Siegecraft - At Tell Sandahannah probably the ancient Mareshah were found two walls of the same period, the outer being in some places 15 feet in advance of the inner (BM