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(mih ray' ri) Personal name meaning, “bitterness” or “gall.” Third son of Levi (Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16; Numbers 3:17; 1Chronicles 6:1,1 Chronicles 6:16; 1 Chronicles 23:6 ). Merari was the ancestor of a division of priests, the Merarites.

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