Here are the Biblical references to Mareshah in case it one day proves to be identified with the LMLK MMST jar handles:
Due to the significant differences between the Septuagint & Masoretic traditions of this text, click here for a side-by-side comparison; Mareshah is mentioned in verse 44.
42_The descendants of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha, his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
21_The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the linen workers of the house of Ashbea;
22_also Jokim, the men of Chozeba, and Joash; Saraph, who ruled in Moab, and Jashubi-Lehem. Now the records are ancient.
5_So Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.
6_And he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
7_Beth Zur, Sochoh, Adullam,
8_Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
9_Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
10_Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and Benjamin, fortified cities.
11_And he fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine.
9_Then Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah.
10_So Asa went out against him, and they set the troops in battle array in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
11_And Asa cried out to the LORD his God, and said, "LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!"
37_But Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the LORD has destroyed your works." Then the ships were wrecked, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
15_I will yet bring an heir to you, O inhabitant of Mareshah; the glory of Israel shall come to Adullam.
Note: The Strong's Concordance number is 4762 & the word means "hill crest".