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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4809 - מְרִיבָה
Meribah = “strife” or “contention”
1) a fountain at Rephidim, in the desert of Sin; so called because the Israelites murmured against God
2) the name of the water supply at Kadesh on the southern border of the promised land; the people also murmured here against God
מְרִיבָה f. (from the root רִיב).
(1) strife, contention, Genesis 13:8; Exodus 17:7; Numbers 27:14.
(2) [Meribah], pr.n.
(a) of a fountain flowing from a rock in the desert of Sin on the Heroopolitan gulf, -Exod. 17:17.
(b) מֵי מְרִיבָה (“water of strife”), another similar fountain in the desert of Zin, near Kadesh, Numbers 20:13, 24 Numbers 20:24; Deuteronomy 33:8; Psalms 81:8, 106:32 fully מֵי מְרִיבוֹת קָדֵשׁ Ezekiel 47:19.
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