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mareshah in the Bible

possession, a city in the plain of Judah (John. 15:44). Here Asa defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chr. 14:9, 10). It is identified with the ruin el-Mer'ash, about 1 1/2 mile south of Beit Jibrin.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • On the southwest they occupied the important city of mareshah and the adjacent Philistine lowlands.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at mareshah.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with a mighty host; and he came unto mareshah.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Adullam, with which the list closes, lies some eight or ten miles to the north-east of mareshah.

  • With this agrees the connection in which it is named (1:13-15); for Lachish, mareshah, and Adullam also lay in that direction.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows

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