, are one of the tribes of the Levites.
At the first census, there were 6,200 people one month or older in the Merarite clans. At the same time there were 3,200 men from 30 to 50 years of age. Their leader was Zuriel.
They were responsible to take care of the tabernacle's base, frames, posts, bars and all its equippment. Also they took care of the surrounding couryard's bases, tent pegs and ropes. They were directed in their work by Ithamar.