dispute; quarrel

(strife, contention). In (Exodus 17:7) we read, “he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah,” where the people murmured and the rock was smitten. [For the situation see [860]Rephidim] The name is also given to Kadesh, (Numbers 20:13,24; 27:14; 32:51) (Meribah-kadesh), because there also the people, when in want of water, strove with […]

-1. A place in Rephidim, where Moses struck a rock and brought forth water Ex 17:1-7 -2. Meribah-kadesh, fountain in the desert of Zin Nu 20:13,24

Quarrel or strife. (1.) One of the names given by Moses to the fountain in the desert of Sin, near Rephidim, which issued from the rock in Horeb, which he smote by the divine command, “because of the chiding of the children of Israel” (Ex. 17:1-7). It was also called Massah (q.v.). It was probably […]