sad; bitter, the youngest son of Levi, born before the descent of Jacob into Egypt, and one of the seventy who accompanied him thither (Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16). He became the head of one of the great divisions of the Levites (Ex. 6:19). (See MERARITES.)
There is something in the service of Gershon from which one does not shrink so much as from that of merari.
All the cities of the children of merari by their families and kindreds, were twelve.
And Hasabias, and with him Isaias of the sons of merari, and his brethren, and his sons twenty.
Of the sons of merari, Asaia the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty.
These are the divisions of the porters of the sons of Core, and of merari.
And surely the antitype of all this in the Church now will fully confirm what has been stated about the character of merari.
Here we see that the service of Gershon and merari was that which met the rich and blessed ministrations of their brethren.
And the tabernacle was taken down, and the sons of Gerson and merari set forward, bearing it.