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Bible Names A-G: Beriah


Beriah in Easton's Bible Dictionary a gift, or in evil. (1.) One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber (Gen. 46:17). (2.) A son of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:20-23), born after the slaughter of his brothers, and so called by his father "because it went evil with his house" at that time. (3.) A Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chr. 8:13).

Beriah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("in evil" or "a gift".) 1. Asher's son, from whom descended "the family of the Beerites" (Genesis 46:17; Numbers 26:44-45). 2. A son of Ephraim, so-called "because it went evil with Ephraim's house" at the time, the men of Gath "born in that land" (Goshen, or else the eastern part of Lower Egypt) having slain his sons in a raid on cattle (1 Chronicles 7:20-23). if Beriah mean a "gift," he will be regarded as an extraordinary gift from God to Ephraim, now old, to stand "instead of" his sons whom he had lost; such was Seth (Genesis 4:25 margin). The incident perhaps belongs to the time, otherwise unnoticed, between Jacob's death and the Egyptian enslaving of his seed; for Ephraim's sons must, some of them, have been full grown and the Hebrew still free. The men of Gath were children of Philistine settlers in Goshen or the adjoining region. In Joshua 13:2-3 the Sihor, or (Pelusiac branch of) the Nile, is the boundary between Egypt and Canaan; and in Genesis 46:34 the pastoral population in Goshen being an "abomination to the Egyptians," Goshen must have been regarded as non-Egyptian, but a kind of border land between the two countries, Egypt and Canaan. The men of Gath may have been mercenaries in the Egyptian army, with lands allotted them in that quarter. The bloody attack of Simeon and Levi on Shechem (Genesis 34:25- 29), and Pharaoh's fear lest in war the Israelites should join Egypt's foes and so get up out of the land (Exodus 1), show the possibility of their having been the aggressors, but as "come down" is more applicable to coming into than going from Egypt, probably the men of Gath were the aggressors. Translate therefore "when they came down." Keil thinks that" Ephraim" here is not the patriarch, but his descendant ages after bearing his name. Ezer and Elead his sons went down from mount Ephraim to Gath to carry off the Gittites' cattle and were slain in the attempt. Their father's sorrow for them was alleviated by the birth of Beriah. This view is possible. 3. A Benjamite who, with Shema, his brother, were ancestors of the inhabitants of Aijalon, and "drove away the inhabitants of Gath" (1 Chronicles 8:13). 4. A Gershomite Levite (1 Chronicles 23:10-11).

Beriah in Hitchcock's Bible Names in fellowship; in envy

Beriah in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Asher Ge 46:17; Nu 26:44,45; 1Ch 7:30 -2. Son of Ephraim 1Ch 7:20-23 -3. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:13 -4. Son of Shimei 1Ch 23:10,11

Beriah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (in evil, or a gift). 1. A son of Asher. Ge 46:17; Nu 26:44,45 2. A son of Ephraim. 1Ch 7:20-23 3. A Benjamite. 1Ch 8:13,16 4. A Levite. 1Ch 23:10,11

Beriah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE be-ri'-a, be-ri'-its (beri`ah, "in shouting," probably derived from a Hebrew root meaning "to make noise," or "in evil," from another Hebrew root): (1) A son of Asher and father of Heber and Malchiel (Gen 46:17; 1 Ch 7:30,31; the head of the family of the Beriites, Nu 26:44 ff). (2) A son of Ephraim, called Beriah by his father because "it went evil with his house" (1 Ch 7:23). (3) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Ch 8:13,16). (4) A Levite in the line of Gershon (1 Ch 23:10 f).

Beriah in Wikipedia is the name of four different Biblical individuals: One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber and Malchiel. (Gen. 46:17 , Num. 26:44-5 , I Chr. 7:30 ) A son of Ephraim (I Chr. 7:20-23 ), born after the killing of Ephraim's sons Ezer and Elead, and so called by his father "because it went badly with his house." A Benjamite, son of Elpaal. He and his brother Shema expelled the Gittites, and were patriarchs to the inhabitants of Ajalon. His sons were Michael, Ishpah and Joha. (I Chr. 8:13 ) A Levite, the son of Shimei. He was jointly patriarch of a clan with his brother Jeush. (I Chr. 23:10-11 )

Beriah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 23:10 And the sons of Shimei [were], Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four [were] the sons of Shimei.

Beriah Scripture - Numbers 26:44 [Of] the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

Beriah Scripture - Numbers 26:45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

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