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Merarite, 1 Definition(s)

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the descendants of Merari ( Numbers 26:57 ). They with the Gershonites and the Kohathites had charge of the tabernacle, which they had to carry from place to place ( Numbers 3:20 Numbers 3:33-37 ; 4:29-33 ). In the distribution of the oxen and waggons offered by the princes ( Numbers 7 ), Moses gave twice as many to the Merarites (four waggons and eight oxen) as he gave to the Gershonites, because the latter had to carry only the lighter furniture of the tabernacle, such as the curtains, hangings, etc., while the former had to carry the heavier portion, as the boards, bars, sockets, pillars, etc., and consequently needed a greater supply of oxen and waggons. This is a coincidence illustrative of the truth of the narrative. Their place in marching and in the camp was on the north of the tabernacle. The Merarites afterwards took part with the other Levitical families in the various functions of their office ( 1 Chronicles 23:6 1 Chronicles 23:21-23 ; 2 Chr 1 Chronicles 29:12 1 Chronicles 29:13 ). Twelve cities with their suburbs were assigned to them ( Joshua 21:7 Joshua 21:34-40 ).

Added: 21.Aug.2011 | Source: Christianity: Easton's Bible Dictionary
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portion of Jehovah. 1 Chronicles 6:54 . 1 Chronicles 26:11 . The father of El...
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my servant. 1 Chronicles 6:44 . 2 Chronicles 29:12 . Ezra 10:26 .
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dunghill, a city of Zebulun given to the Merarite Levites ( Joshua 21:35 ). In 1...
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mindful. Father of Shammua, who was one of the spies sent out by Moses ( Number...
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he (God) helps, a city of the Amorites on the east of Jordan, and assigned, with...
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(who praises God ), a Merarite Levite, father of Azariah. ( 2 Chronicles 29:12 )
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(possessed by the people ), a city of the tribe of Zebulun, allotted with its su...
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union. A son of Shimei, and grandson of Gershom ( 1 Chronicles 23:10 ). One o...
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servant of the Lord. An Israelite who was chief in the household of King Ahab (...
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hardness; his gravity; his offense
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two camps, a place near the Jabbok, beyond Jordan, where Jacob was met by the "a...
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(my rock is God ) son of Abihail, and chief of the Merarite Levites at the time ...
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snatched away by God. A descendant of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 9:35 ; 8:29 ). ...
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