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Beracah, Valley Of

BERACAH, VALLEY OF

be-ra'-ka, ber'-a-ka (the King James Version Berachah; `emeq berkhah; koilas eulogias):

After the victory of Jehoshaphat and his people over Moab and Ammon, "On the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Beracah; for there they blessed Yahweh: therefore the name of that place was called The valley of Beracah (i.e. of blessing) unto this day" (2 Chronicles 20:26). In the Wady `Arrub there is a ruin called Breikut and the valley in its proximity receives the same name. This is on the main road from Hebron to Jerusalem and not far from Tekoa; it suits the narrative well (see PEF, III, 352).

E. W. G. Masterman


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BERACAH, VALLEY OF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.