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Beriah

Meaning: a gift, or in evil

This was the name of 3 biblical men.

  1. Beriah, one of Asher’s four sons, and father of Heber (Genesis 46:17)

  2. Beriah, a son of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:20-23), born after the slaughter of his brothers, and so named by his father “because it went evil with his house” at that time

  3. Beriah, a Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chr. 8:13)