Name: Marah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marah

  • Meaning:
    Bitter
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAR ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marah

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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Marah is Biblical place name, as well as a variant of Mara, another name of the Biblical figure Naomi.

    In the Bible, Mara was the name of a place that the Israelites visited briefly after their Exodus from Egypt, after the Red Sea crossing. At their sixth station in the wilderness, they came upon a fountain, but the water was so bitter that no one could drink of it. Divinely directed, Moses cast a certain tree into the water, which took away its bitterness.

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