Melchizedek to Mesha
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Melchizedek (Melchisedec)
King of right, King of righteousness
Strong's #H4442, #G3198

Melchizedek is spelled Melchisedec in the King James New Testament. Melchizedek, after Abraham had overcome Chedorlaomer's forces in battle, came out to greet him with bread and wine and also to bless him.

References
Genesis 14:18, Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:1 - 21

Additional Studies

Melita
Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Melzar
Butler
Strong's #H4453

Melzar, in the King James, likely designates a title rather than a personal name. A Melzar was placed, by the prince of the eunuchs, over Daniel and his three friends.

References
Daniel 1:11, 16

Memphis
See our listing for Noph.

Menahem
Comforter
Strong's #H4505

Menahem killed king Shallum in 752 B.C. and immediately assumed the throne over the Kingdom of Israel. Consider one of the many bad rulers over God's people, he reigned only until 742.

References
2Kings 15:14 - 23

Mene
See Meaning of Handwriting on the Wall article.

Mephibosheth
Exterminating the idol, dispeller of shame
Strong's #H4648

Jonathan was one of King David's closest friends. Jonathan's son Mephibosheth, the grandson of King Saul, was five years old when his father died during a battle with the Philistines. Mephibosheth's nurse, fearing the enemy would kill the young lad, fled with him but accidently dropped him. The fall caused Mephibosheth to be crippled in his feet for the rest of his life.

King David, sometime after Jonathan's death, sought out Mephibosheth. He gave him back all the land his grandfather Saul owned and offered him a special position in David's court.

References
2Samuel 4:4, 9:6 - 13, 16:1 - 4, 19:24 - 30, 21:7 - 8

Merab
Increase
Strong's #H4764

Merab was the firstborn daughter of King Saul. She was promised to King David in exchange for killing Goliath the giant and for fighting God's battles against the Philistines. Saul, how, reneged on his promise and gave her to another man.

References
1Samuel 14:49, 18:17, 19

Additional Studies

Mercurius
Herald of the Gods
Strong's #G2060

Mercurius is the King James New Testament reference to the Greek God Hermes. This pagan deity, whose Roman counterpart was named Mercury, was considered the messenger and spokesman of the Gods.

References
Acts 14:12

Additional Studies

Meremoth
Elevations, heights
Strong's #H4822

Meremoth is the name of two, possibly three, Old Testament priests.

References
Ezra 8:33, 10:36, Nehemiah 3:4, 21, 10:5, 12:3

Meribah
Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Meribah-kadesh
Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Merom
High place, height
Strong's #H4792

Merom, located in Galilee, was where a confederation of kings gathered their forces in order to attack the Israelites led by Joshua.

References
Joshua 11:5, 7

Meroz
Refuge
Strong's #H4789

Meroz was condemned in the victory song of Deborah and Barak for not helping Israel against their enemy.

References
Judges 5:23

Mesha
Deliverance, safety
Strong's #H4338

References
Genesis 10:30, 2Kings 3:4, 1Chronicles 2:42, 8:9

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