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ber -ē̇ -kı̄´a ( בּרכיה , berekhyāh , בּרכיהוּ , berekhyāhū , "Yahweh blesses," HPN , 216, 287):

(1) A descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:20 ).

(2) The father of Asaph, the singer (1 Chronicles 6:39 the King James Version "Berachiah"; 1 Chronicles 15:17 ).

(3) A former inhabitant of Jerusalem, a Levee (1 Chronicles 9:16 ).

(4) A doorkeeper 'for the ark at David's time (1 Chronicles 15:23 ).

(5) One of the heads of the children of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 28:12 ).

(6) The father of Meshullam the builder (Nehemiah 3:4 , Nehemiah 3:30 ; Nehemiah 6:18 ).

(7) The father of the prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 11:7 ).

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Berechiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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