MERAIOTH (mē-rā'yŏth, Heb. merāyôth, rebellious)
A high priest of Israel in the seventh generation from Aaron (1Chr.6.6-1Chr.6.7).Another in the priestly line and ancestor of the great Hilkiah (1Chr.9.11).Ancestor of Helkai, a priest in the days of Joiakim the high priest (Neh.12.15 kjv, mlb, mof, nasb, neb, rsv). The NIV has “Meremoth” (as in Neh.12.3). In the very ancient Hebrew script the names are quite similar.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
me-ra’-yoth, me-ri’-oth (merayoth): The name varies much in the Greek.
(1) A Levite, a descendant of Aaron (1Ch 6:6 f; Ezr 7:3), called "Memeroth" in 1 Esdras 8:2; and "Marimoth" in 2 Esdras 1:2.
(2) The son of Ahitub and father of Zadok (1Ch 9:11).
(3) A priestly house of which, in the days of Joiakim, Helkai was head (Ne 12:15). In Ne 12:3 the name is given as "Meremoth."