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Merathaim is a biblical term found in Jeremiah[1] meaning two things: double bitterness and double rebellion[citation needed]. Some scholars[who?] hold the idea that that the dual expression is merely the intensity of the Lord[citation needed] while others say that it is an actual place[2] because of the context: Attack the land of Merathaim.


  1. ^ Jeremiah 50:21, NIV.
  2. ^ Douglas, J.D.; Hillyer, Norman; Bruce, F.F.; Guthrie, Donald; Millard, A.R.; Wiseman, D.J. (Eds.). The Illustrated Bible Dictionary Volume 2, page 982. Inter-Varsity, 1980. ISBN 0851106285