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Mara

Mara [H] [S]

bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself because of her misfortunes ( Ruth 1:20 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mara". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Mara [E] [S]

Marah
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Mara'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Mara [E] [H]

(sad, bitter ), the name which Naomi adopted in the exclamation forced from her by the recognition of her fellow citizens at Bethlehem. ( Ruth 1:20 )


[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mara'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MARA

ma'-ra, mar'-a (marah, "bitter"):

The term which Naomi applies to herself on her return from Moab to her native country (Ruth 1:20). Changed beyond recognition, she creates astonishment among her former acquaintances, who ask, "Is this Naomi?" She replies, "Call me not Naomi" (i.e. "pleasant" or "sweet"), but "call me Mara" (i.e. "bitter"). In the light of her bitter experience, and her present pitiable plight, the old name has become peculiarly inappropriate.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MARA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.