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Holman Bible Dictionary


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(mehr uh thay' ihm) Place name meaning, “double bitterness” or “double rebellion,” possibly a play on the Akkadian phrase mat marrati (“Land of the Bitter River”) or on nar marratu , a designation for the area touching the Persian gulf known from Babylonian inscriptions. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 50:21 ) announced God's judgment on the land.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Merathaim'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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