And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley
As it was afterwards called from what they did there, as follows, which was the reason of its name: for there they blessed the Lord;
returned thanks to him for this wonderful appearance on their behalf, and gave him the glory of it; no doubt but they had given him praise before in some sort and manner, but now in a set, solemn, and public manner, with one heart and voice they united in ascribing honour, blessing, and glory to him: therefore the name of the same place was called the valley of Berachah
unto this day;
the valley of Blessing; this name it bore in the times of Ezra, the writer of this book, even after the Jews returned from the Babylonish captivity; it is thought to be the same that is called by Jerom F23 Cepharbarucha, which he speaks of as not far from Engedi, see ( 2 Chronicles 20:2 ) , others will have it to be the same with the valley of Jehoshaphat, but not so likely, that seems to be nearer Jerusalem.
F23 Epitaph. Paulae.