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(mee' rahm) Place name meaning, “high place.” Place in Galilee where Joshua led Israel to defeat a coalition of Canaanite tribes under king Jabin of Hazor in a surprise attack (Joshua 11:1-7 ). The location of the site has been debated, but now appears to be the modern Merion. The town is near a wadi which is fed annually by a spring during the wet season. Thutmose III and Rameses II of Egypt claimed to have captured the area during their respective reigns.

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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 'Merom'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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