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(mih ray' iahth) Personal name meaning, “obstinate” or “rebellious.” 1. Ancestor of the Zadokite high priests (1Chronicles 6:6-7,1 Chronicles 6:52 ). 2 . Ancestor of Ezra the scribe, perhaps identical with 1. (Ezra 7:3; 1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11 ). 3 . Priestly family in the postexilic period (Nehemiah 12:15 ), perhaps a scribal corruption of Meremoth (Nehemiah 12:3 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Meraioth'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​m/meraioth.html. 1991.