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(Heb. Meremoth', מְרֵמוֹת, exaltations), the name of two men at the close of the captivity.
1. (Sept. Μεραμώθ, Μαρεμώθ, Μαρμώθ, ἀπὸ ῾Ραμώθ v. r. Μαριμώθ , etc.; Vulg. Merimuth). A priest, son of Urijah, and grandson (descendant) of Koz; who returned from Babvlon with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:3), BC. 536, and to whom were afterwards consigned the bullion and sacred- vessels forwarded by Ezra (Ezra 8:33). BC. 459. "After the statement in Ezra 2:62, respecting the exclusion of the family of Koz from the priesthood, it is puzzling to find one of this family recognised as a priest; but probably the exclusion did not extend to the whole family, some being able to establish their pedigree" (Kitto). He repaired two sections of the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:4; Nehemiah 3:21), BC. 446, and lived to join in the sacred covenant of fidelity to Jehovah (Nehemiah 10:5). BC. cir. 410. In Nehemiah 12:15 he is mentioned by the name of MERAIOTH, as the father of Helkai.
2. (Sept. Μαριμώθ , Vulg. Marimuth.) An Israelite of the "sons" (? inhabitants) of Bani, who divorced his Gentile wife after the exile (Ezra 10:36). BC. 459.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Meremoth'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​m/meremoth.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.