(mehr uh thay' ihm) Place name meaning, “double bitterness” or “double rebellion,” possibly a play on the Akkadian phrase mat marrati (“Land of the Bitter River”) or on nar marratu, a designation for the area touching the Persian gulf known from Babylonian inscriptions. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 50:21) announced God's judgment on the land.
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