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me-ra'-ya, me-ri'-a (merayah, "contumacious"):
A priest in the time of Joiakim son of Jeshua, and head of the priestly house of Seraiah to which Ezra belonged (Nehemiah 12:12; compare Ezra 7:1).
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MERAIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.