MARA (ma'ra, Heb. mārâh, bitter). A name adopted by Naomi instead of her own, which meant pleasant or delightful (
MARAH (mā'ra, Heb. mārâh, bitterness). A place about three days’ journey from the Red Sea crossing, where the Hebrews found bitter water. When they complained, God showed Moses a plant whose foliage sweetened the water (
MARA mâr’ ə (מָרָ֔א, bitter). The name that Naomi chose for herself when she returned from Moab to her native country, bereaved of her husband and sons (
MARAH mâr’ ə (מָרָ֖ה, bitter). At this place the Israelites found water when they had journeyed three days in the wilderness of Shur after their passage through the Red Sea. The water which they found there was brackish and undrinkable. Hence the name Marah, meaning “bitter” (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
ma’-ra, mar’-a (marah, "bitter"): The term which Naomi applies to herself on her return from Moab to her native country (
ma’-ra, mar’-a (marah, "bitter"): The first camp of the Israelites after the passage of the Red Sea (
See Wanderings of Israel.