Beriah (Bi-ri´uh; Heb., “in misery” or “in misfortune”; see 1 Chron. 7:23)

1 A son of Asher; he was among those who went with Jacob to Egypt at Joseph’s invitation (Gen 46:17). He became the head of a family group (Beriites) who later left Egypt in the exodus with Moses (Num 26:44). 2 A son of Ephraim, born after two other sons, Ezer and Elead, were killed by the Philistines in a livestock raid against Gath; his name reflects the mourning for those killed (1Chr 7:23). 3 A Benjaminite clan leader who lived at Aijalon and was successful in fighting the Philistines at Gath (1Chr 8:13; 1Chr 8:16). Some scholars think he may be the same as 2, reflecting a family group of mixed Ephraimite and Benjaminite origins. 4 A Levite, the son of Shimei of the Gershonite clan (1Chr 23:10-11).

Gen 46:17

17The children of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. The children of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel

Num 26:44

44The descendants of Asher by their families: of Imnah, the clan of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the clan of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the clan of the Beriites.

1Chr 7:23

23Ephraim went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son; and he named him Beriah, because disaster had befallen his house.

1Chr 8:13

13and Beriah and Shema (they were heads of ancestral houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath);

1Chr 8:16

16Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beriah.

1Chr 23:10-11

10And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.11Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah ... View more

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