Beriah; Beriites


be-ri'-a, be-ri'-its (beri`ah, "in shouting," probably derived from a Hebrew root meaning "to make noise," or "in evil," from another Hebrew root):

(1) A son of Asher and father of Heber and Malchiel (Genesis 46:17; 1 Chronicles 7:30,31; the head of the family of the Beriites, Numbers 26:44).

(2) A son of Ephraim, called Beriah by his father because "it went evil with his house" (1 Chronicles 7:23).

(3) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:13,16).

(4) A Levite in the line of Gershon (1 Chronicles 23:10).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BERIAH; BERIITES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.