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(bih ri' ah) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh created.” 1. Son of Asher and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 ). He thus became original ancestor of clan of Beriites (Numbers 26:44 ). 2 . Son of Ephraim born after his sons Ezer and Elead died in battle against Gath. Beraiah's name is explained here not as a compound of (Yahweh created ) but as a compound of (with evil ). His daughters built the two cities named Beth-horon (1 Chronicles 7:20-25 ). 3 . A clan leader of the tribe of Benjamin in the area of Ajalon. He helped drive out the inhabitants of Gath (1 Chronicles 8:13 ). 4 . A Levite under King David (1 Chronicles 23:10 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Beriah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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