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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Merom

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Me'rom. (high place). The waters of Merom. A lake formed by the river Jordan, about ten miles north of the Sea of Galilee. It is a place, memorable in the history of the conquest of Palestine. Here, Joshua completely routed the confederacy of the northern chiefs under Jabin. Joshua 11:5; Joshua 11:7. It is a remarkable fact that, though by common consent, "the waters of Merom" are identified with the lake thorough which the Jordan runs between Banias and the Sea of Galilee - the Bahr el-Huleh of the modern Arabs.

Yet, that identity cannot be proved by any ancient record. In form, the lake is not far from a triangle, the base being at the north and the apex at the south. It measures about three miles in each direction, and eleven feet deep. The water is clear and sweet; it is covered in parts by a broad-leaved plant, and abounds in water-fowl. (The northern part is a dense swamp of papyrus reeds, as large as the lake itself.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Merom'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/m/merom.html. 1901.

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