Mareshah (Muh-ree´shuh)

1 An important town in one of Judah’s Shephelah (western) districts (Josh 15:44); it is identified with modern Tel Sandahannah. Mareshah was among the towns fortified by King Rehoboam ca. 920 BCE (2Chr 11:5-12). Near the end of the tenth century BCE, the armies of King Asa and Zerah the Ethiopian “drew up their lines of battle in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah,” a struggle that resulted in victory for the Judeans (2Chr 14:9-15). Eliezer the prophet was from Mareshah (2Chr 20:37). This town’s destruction was prophesied by Micah (Mic 1:15). 2 The firstborn son of Caleb, and the father of Ziph and Hebron (1Chr 2:42; LXX). In the Hebrew text, Caleb’s son is called Mesha first, then Mareshah. 3 A son of Laadah, a descendant of Judah (1Chr 4:21).

Josh 15:44

44Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine towns with their villages.

2Chr 11:5-12

5Rehoboam resided in Jerusalem, and he built cities for defense in Judah.6He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,8Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,9Ado ... View more

2Chr 14:9-15

Ethiopian Invasion Repulsed
9Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah.10A ... View more

2Chr 20:37

37Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have joined with Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy what you have ma ... View more

Mic 1:15

15I will again bring a conqueror upon you,
inhabitants of Mareshah;
the glory of Israel
shall come to Adullam.

1Chr 2:42

42The sons of Caleb brother of Jerahmeel: Mesha his firstborn, who was father of Ziph. The sons of Mareshah father of Hebron.

1Chr 4:21

21The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er father of Lecah, Laadah father of Mareshah, and the families of the guild of linen workers at Beth-ashbea;

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