Merari

Merari (Mi-rah´ri)

The third son of Levi (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; Num 3:17; 1Chr 6:1; 1Chr 6:16; 1Chr 23:6) and through his sons, Mahli and Mushi (Exod 6:19; Num 3:20; 1Chr 6:19; 1Chr 23:21; 1Chr 24:26), the eponymous ancestor of the levitical clan of the Merarites (Num 3:33-37; Num 4:29-33; 1Chr 6:29; 1Chr 6:44). The cities and territories allocated to the Merarites appear in (Josh 21:7, Josh 21:34-40 and 1Chr 6:77-81. Prominent Merarites included Asaiah, who supervised the 220 Merarites that David selected to help bring the Ark to Jerusalem (1Chr 15:6); Ethan, who was appointed as a musician for the occasion (1Chr 15:17; 1Chr 15:19); Kish and Azariah, who assisted in Hezekiah’s reform (2Chr 29:12); Jahath and Obadiah, who helped supervise Josiah’s repair of the Temple (2Chr 34:12); and Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and Jeshaiah, who led Merarite contingents in the time of Ezra (Ezra 8:18-19). Merarites also served as gatekeepers for the Temple (1Chr 26:10; 1Chr 26:19).

Gen 46:11

11The children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Exod 6:16

16The following are the names of the sons of Levi according to their genealogies: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, and the length of Levi's life was one hundred thi ... View more

Num 3:17

17The following were the sons of Levi, by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 6:1

Descendants of Levi
1 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 6:16

16 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 23:6

6And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Exod 6:19

19The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their genealogies.

Num 3:20

20The sons of Merari by their clans: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites, by their ancestral houses.

1Chr 6:19

19The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their ancestry.

1Chr 23:21

21The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.

1Chr 24:26

26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Jaaziah: Beno.

Num 3:33-37

33To Merari belonged the clan of the Mahlites and the clan of the Mushites: these are the clans of Merari.34Their enrollment, counting all the males from a mont ... View more

Num 4:29-33

29As for the Merarites, you shall enroll them by their clans and their ancestral houses;30from thirty years old up to fifty years old you shall enroll them, eve ... View more

1Chr 6:29

29The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

1Chr 6:44

44On the left were their kindred the sons of Merari: Ethan son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch,

Josh 21:7

7The Merarites according to their families received twelve towns from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun.

Josh 21:34-40

34To the rest of the Levites—the Merarite families—were given out of the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam with its pasture lands, Kartah with its pasture lands,35Dimna ... View more

1Chr 6:77-81

77To the rest of the Merarites out of the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasture lands, Tabor with its pasture lands,78and across the Jordan from Jericho, o ... View more

1Chr 15:6

6of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, with two hundred twenty of his kindred;

1Chr 15:17

17So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel; and of his kindred Asaph son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari, their kindred, Ethan son of Kushaiah;

1Chr 15:19

19The singers Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were to sound bronze cymbals;

2Chr 29:12

12Then the Levites arose, Mahath son of Amasai, and Joel son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish son of Abdi, and Azariah ... View more

2Chr 34:12

12The people did the work faithfully. Over them were appointed the Levites Jahath and Obadiah, of the sons of Merari, along with Zechariah and Meshullam, of the ... View more

Ezra 8:18-19

18Since the gracious hand of our God was upon us, they brought us a man of discretion, of the descendants of Mahli son of Levi son of Israel, namely Sherebiah, ... View more

1Chr 26:10

10Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief),

1Chr 26:19

19These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Korahites and the sons of Merari.

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