1 Chronicles 7:23

23 And Ephraim went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son. And he called his name Beriah, because disaster had befallen his house.[a]

1 Chronicles 7:23 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 7:23

And when he went in to his wife
After his grief and sorrow in part at least had subsided:

she conceived and bare a son;
which in some measure made up for the loss he had sustained:

and he called his name Beriah;
which signifies being "in evil" or calamity, he being born in an evil time:

because it went evil with his house;
or evil was in his house, as Noldius F13, in his family; a great calamity had befallen it.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 Ebr. Concord. Part. No. 750. p. 165.

1 Chronicles 7:23 In-Context

21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath who were born in the land killed, because they came down to raid their livestock.
22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.
23 And Ephraim went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son. And he called his name Beriah, because disaster had befallen his house.
24 His daughter was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth-horon, and Uzzen-sheerah.
25 Rephah was his son, Resheph his son, Telah his son, Tahan his son,

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Beriah sounds like the Hebrew for disaster