Places Study on Merathaim

Places Study on Merathaim

Jeremiah 50: Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Merathaim
Double rebellion, probably a symbolical name given to Babylon (Jeremiah 50:21 ), denoting rebellion exceeding that of other nations.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Merathaim, the Land of
i.e. "of double rebellion", namely, the double captivity inflicted on Israel by Chaldoea (Jeremiah 50:21); referring also to Babylon's general accumulated rebellions against God (Jeremiah 50:17-20, especially Jeremiah 50:18), "Babylon, Assyria," (Jeremiah 50:33; Jeremiah 50:24; Jeremiah 50:29) "striven against Jehovah, proud against ... the Holy One of Israel."

Holman Bible Dictionary - Merathaim
(mehr uh thay' ihm) Place name meaning, “double bitterness” or “double rebellion,” possibly a play on the Akkadian phrase mat marrati (“Land of the Bitter River”) or on nar marratu , a designation for the area touching the Persian gulf known from Babylonian inscriptions. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 50:21 ) announced God's judgment on the land.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Merathaim
MERATHAIM ( Jeremiah 50:21 ). The term is an enigmatical one, and adapted so as to recall to a Heb. ear either ‘double rebellion’ or ‘double bitterness.’

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Merathaim
Symbolical name given to the country of the Chaldeans, signifying 'double rebellion,' perhaps alluding to the double captivity of the Israelites by Chaldea. Jeremiah 50:21 : cf. Jeremiah 50:25 .

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Merathaim - Merathaim ( Jeremiah 50:21 )
Euphrates - The salt marshes through which it passed before entering the sea were called Marratu ( Merathaim in Jeremiah 50:21 ), where the Aramæan Kalda or Chaldæans lived
Rebel - 50:21) is generally not translated (KJV, RSV, and NIV, “Merathaim”)
Babylon, Kingdom of - The salt-marshes at the mouths of the Euphrates and Tigris were called Marratu, "the bitter" or "salt", the Merathaim of Jeremiah 50:21