Mearah

Mearah [H] [S]

a cave, a place in the northern boundary of Palestine ( Joshua 13:4 ). This may be the cave of Jezzin in Lebanon, 10 miles east of Sidon, on the Damascus road; or probably, as others think, Mogheirizeh, north-east of Sidon.

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

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Bibliography Information

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

Mearah [E] [S]

den; cave; making empty
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

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

Mearah [E] [H]

(a cave ), a place named in ( Joshua 13:4 ) only. The word means in Hebrew a cave, and it is commonly assumed that the reference is to some remarkable cavern in the neighborhood of Zidon.


[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 'Mearah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MEARAH

me-a'-ra (me`arah; omitted in the Septuagint):

A town or district mentioned only in Joshua 13:4, as belonging to the Zidonians. The name as it stands means "cave." If that is correct it may be represented by the modern village Mogheiriyeh, "little cave," not far from Sidon. Perhaps, however, we should find in the word the name of a Sidonian city, with the preposition min, that has suffered change in transcription. Septuagint reads "from Gaza"; but Gaza is obviously too far to the South.


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