Beracah (Bair´uh-kuh; Heb., “blessing” or “praise”)

1 A kinsman of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin who joined David’s fighting men at Ziklag (1Chr 12:3). 2 A valley in central Judah near Tekoa. During the reign of Jehoshaphat an alliance was formed by Edom, Ammon, and Moab, and they invaded Judah. But, as promised by the prophet Jahaziel, the army was destroyed when they began fighting among themselves; the people “blessed” God for the victory, because of the spoils taken and the peace that would follow, and named the site accordingly (2Chr 20:26).

1Chr 12:3

3The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, both sons of Shemaah of Gibeah; also Jeziel and Pelet sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu of Anathoth,

2Chr 20:26

26On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah, for there they blessed the Lord; therefore that place has been called the Valley of Beracah to this ... View more

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