a plain in the north of Palestine, the inhabitants of which were severely condemned because they came not to help Barak against Sisera (Judg. 5:23: comp. 21:8-10; 1 Sam. 11:7). It has been identified with Marassus, on a knoll to the north of Wady Jalud, but nothing certainly is known of it. Like Chorazin, it is only mentioned in Scripture in connection with the curse pronounced upon it.
Large is the family of meroz, and little thought have they of any ban lying upon them.
But if thou shalt say I am meroz, or a part, thou dost not yet love men from thy heart.
"Curse ye meroz," was a text much in vogue among the fanatic preachers in the civil wars.