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Meraioth

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Hebrews Merayoth', מְרָיוֹת, rebellions; Sept. Μεραιώθ, Μεραώθ, and Μαριώθ v. r. Μαριήλ ), the name of one or more leading priests.

1. The son of Zerahiah and father of Amariah, a high-priest of the line of Eleazar (1 Chronicles 6:6-7; 1 Chronicles 6:52; Ezra 7:3). BC. considerably ante 1062. It was thought by Lightfoot that he was the immediate predecessor of Eli in the office of high-priest, and that at his death the high-priesthood changed from the line of Eleazar to the line of Ithamar (Temple Service, iv, § 1). In 1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11, his name appears to have become transposed between those of Zadok and Ahitub, instead of its proper place after the latter, as may be seen from 1 Chronicles 6:6-12. (See HIGH-PRIEST).

2. A chief priest whose son Helkai was contemporary with the high-priest Joiakim (Nehemiah 12:15); doubtless identical with the MEREMOTH of Nehemiah 12:3.

Bibliography Information
McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Meraioth'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​m/meraioth.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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