Berechiah

Berechiah [N] [S]

blessed by Jehovah.

  • Son of Shimea, and father of Asaph the musician ( 1 Chronicles 6:39 ; 15:17 ).

  • One of the seven Ephraimite chieftains, son of Meshillemoth ( 2 Chronicles 28:12 ).

  • The fourth of the five sons of Zerubbabel, of the royal family of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 3:20 ).

  • The father of the prophet ( Zechariah 1:1 Zechariah 1:7 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Berechiah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Berechiah [N] [E]

    (blessed of Jehovah ).

    1. A descendant of the royal family of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 3:20 )
    2. A man mentioned as the father of Meshullam, who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. ( Nehemiah 3:4 Nehemiah 3:30 ; 6:18 )
    3. A Levite. ( 1 Chronicles 9:16 )
    4. A doorkeeper for the ark. ( 1 Chronicles 15:23 )
    5. One of the tribe of Ephraim in the time of Ahaz. ( 2 Chronicles 28:12 )
    6. Father of Asaph the singer. ( 1 Chronicles 15:17 ) [BERACHIAH]
    7. Father of Zechariah. ( Zechariah 1:1 Zechariah 1:7 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Berechiah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    BERECHIAH

    ber-e-ki'-a (berekhyah, berekhyahu, "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 3:4,30; 6:18).

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

    A. L. Breslich


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