Mareshah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(crest of a hill), one of the cities of Judah in the low
country. Jos 15:44 It was one of the cities fortified and
garrisoned by Rehoboam after the rupture with the northern
kingdom. 2Ch 11:8 Near it was fought the great battle between
Asa and Zerah. 2Ch 14:9-12 It is mentioned once or twice in
the history of the Maccabaean war of independence. 2 Macc.
12:35. About 110 B.C. it was taken from the Idumaeans by John
Hyrcanus. It was in ruins in the fourth century, when Eusebius
and Jerome describe it as in the second mile from
Eleutheropolis. South-southwest of Beitjibrin --in all
probability Eleutheropolis-and it little over a Roman mile
therefrom is a site called Marash, which is possibly the
representative of the ancient Mareshah.