What does Beriah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
וּבְרִיעָ֖ה a son of Asher. 2
בְרִיעָ֔ה a son of Asher. 2
וּבְרִיעָ֑ה a son of Asher. 1
וּבְרִיעָה֙ a son of Asher. 1
בְּרִיעָ֔ה a son of Asher. 1
וּבְרִעָ֣ה a son of Asher. 1
בְרִיעָֽה a son of Asher. 1
: בְרִיעָ֔ה a son of Asher. 1
לִבְרִיעָ֕ה a son of Asher. 1

Definitions Related to Beriah

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   1 a son of Asher.
   2 a son of Ephraim.
   3 a Benjamite.
   4 a Levite.
   Additional Information: Beriah = “with a friend”.
   

Frequency of Beriah (original languages)

Frequency of Beriah (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Beriah
A gift, or in evil.
One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber (Genesis 46:17 ).
A son of Ephraim (1 Chronicles 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.
A Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chronicles 8:13 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Beriah
("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).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Beriah
(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 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beriah
BERIAH . 1 . Son of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 , Numbers 26:44 , 1 Chronicles 7:30 f.). 2 . Son of Ephraim, begotten in the days of mourning occasioned by the death of Ephraim’s four sons, who were killed by the men of Gath whilst cattle-raiding; hence the false etymology, bera‘ah = ‘in affliction’ ( 1 Chronicles 7:23 ). 3 . A Benjamite at Aijalon, who, with Shema, put the Gathites to flight (cf. No. 2). 4 . Son of the Levite Shimei ( 1 Chronicles 23:10 f.). He and his brother Jeush had not many sons, and therefore were counted as a single family.
J. Taylor.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Beriah
In fellowship; in envy
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Beriah
1. Son of Asher. Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:44,45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:30,31 .
2. Son of Ephraim. 1 Chronicles 7:23 .
3. Son of Elpaal, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:13,16 .
4. Son of Shimei, a Gershonite. 1 Chronicles 23:10,11 .
Chabad Knowledge Base - Beriah
World of Creation, The: (lit. “creation”); more specifically creation ex nihilo; in Kabbalistic terminology, the second of the four spiritual worlds, the realm of spiritual existence which represents the first beginnings of a consciousness of self

Sentence search

Ispah - Son of Beriah, a Benjamite
Shashak - Son of Beriah, a Benjamite
Beriites - Descendants of Beriah, the son of Asher
Ader - Son of Beriah, a descendant of Benjamin
Japh'Let - (whom God delivers ) a descendant of Asher through Beriah
Sha'Shak - (longing ), a Benjamite, one of the sons of Beriah
Malchiel, Malchielites - Son of Beriah, and his descendants
ho'Tham - (signet ring ), a man of Asher, son of Heber, of the family Of Beriah
Joha - Son of Beriah, a Benjamite
is'Pah - (bald ), a Benjamite of the family of Beriah; one of the heads of his tribe
a'Der - (flock ), a Benjamites, son of Beriah, chief of the inhabitants of Aijalon
Joha - Son of Beriah of Benjamin, who was "a head of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon who drove away the inhabitants of Gath" (1 Chronicles 8:13; 1 Chronicles 8:16). A similar border encounter of Ephraim's sons with the marauding Philistines of Gath is recorded in 1 Chronicles 7:21-23, and Beriah is there also mentioned
Jehub'Bah - (protected ), a man of Asher, son of Shamer or Shomer, of the house of Beriah
jo'ha -
One of the sons of Beriah the Benjamite
Jeush - A Gershonite Levite, reckoned as one house with Beriah in David's census (1 Chronicles 23:10-11)
Four worlds - The: the main stages in the creative process resulting from the progressive self-screening of the Divine light known as tzimtzum; in descending order: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, often referred to by their acronym Abiya ...
uz'Zen-She'Rah - (ear (or point) of Sherah ) a town founded or rebuilt by Sherah, an Ephraimite woman the daughter either of Ephraim himself or of Beriah
Ahi'o - C 1043) ...
A Benjamite, one of the sons of Beriah
Malchiel - The son of Beriah
Uzzen Sherah - enlarged and fortified, by Sherah, daughter of Ephraim or of Beriah
Arad - ...
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One of the sons of Beriah (1 Chronicles 8:15 )
Heber -
Son of Beriah and grandson of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31,32 )
Ahio - Son of Beriah a descendant of Benjamin
Fugitive - Beriah), one who flees away
Ahio -
One of the sons of Beriah (1Chronicles 8:14)
Arad - Son of Beriah, a descendant of Benjamin
Zebadiah - ...
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A son of Beriah (1 Chronicles 8:15 )
Jer'Emoth -
A Benjamite chief, a son of the house of Beriah of Elpaal
Beriah - Beriah
Michael - Son of Beriah, a Benjamite
Zebadiah - Son of Beriah, a Benjamite
Heber - Son of Beriah, a son of Asher, and head of the family of the HEBERITES,Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31,32
Zebadiah - Son of Beriah (1 Chronicles 8:15 )
Zebadiah - A Benjamite of the sons of Beriah (1 Chronicles 8:15)
Beriah - 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). Their father's sorrow for them was alleviated by the birth of Beriah
mi'Chael - (1 Chronicles 7:3 ) ...
A Benjamite of the sons of Beriah
Arad - One of six sons of Beriah the Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:15-16 ) who was one of the major inhabitants of Aijalon
Ephraim - Afterward, he had a son named Beriah, and a daughter Sherah
Goshen - (See Beriah
Ephraim (1) - The last notice we have of him is his mourning for his sons killed in the foray by the men of Gath, and naming his new-born son (See Beriah from the calamity, unconscious that that son would be the progenitor of the most remarkable of all his descendants, Joshua (1 Chronicles 7:20-23)
Jacob - So Pharez' two sons and Asher's two grandsons by Beriah