Mareshah

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

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2Chr 11:5-12

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2Chr 14:9-15

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2Chr 20:37

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Mic 1:15

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1Chr 2:42

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1Chr 4:21

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