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Berechiah (descendant of Ephraim)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The son of Meshillemoth and chief of a family of Ephraimites. When the kingdom of Israel was victorious over the kingdom of Judah and took 200,000 captives from Judah to Samaria as spoil, Berechiah was one of those who demanded that the captives be released rather than enslaved (2 Chr 28:8–15). He and other Ephraimite chiefs then clothed and fed the captives before returning them to their relatives (2 Chr 28:15).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Berechiah, Descendant of Ephraim
Berechiah, Descendant of Ephraim (בֶּרֶכְיָהוּ‎, berekhyahu). The son of Meshillemoth and chief of a family of Ephraimites. When the kingdom of Israel was victorious over the kingdom of Judah and took 200,000 captives from Judah to Samaria as spoil, Berechiah was one of those who demanded that the captives
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Berechiah (Person)
BERECHIAH (PERSON) [Heb berekyâ (בֶּרֶכְיָה‎), berekyāhû (בֶּרֶכְיָהוּ)]. Var. BERACAH. 1. A son of Zerubbabel (1 Chr 3:20) and descendant of David. The list of Zerubbabel’s offspring consists of two sections. Berechiah is one of five names occurring after a listing of two other sons and a daughter.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Berachiah
Berachiah. kjv spelling of Berechiah, Asaph’s father, in 1 Chronicles 6:39.See Berechiah #2.
Berechiah
Berechiah. 1. Son of Zerubbabel and descendant of King David (1 Chr 3:20).2. Levite, Gershon’s descendant and father of Asaph (1 Chr 6:39, kjv Berachiah; 15:17). Asaph was a famous musician of Israel.3. Asa’s son and head of a family of Levites who returned to Judah after the Babylonian exile (1 Chr
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Berachiah
BERACHIAH* kjv spelling of Berechiah, Asaph’s father, in 1 Chronicles 6:39. See Berechiah #2.
Berechiah
BERECHIAH*1. Son of Zerubbabel and descendant of King David (1 Chr 3:20).2. Levite, Gershon’s descendant and father of Asaph (1 Chr 6:39; 15:17). Asaph was a famous musician of Israel.3. Asa’s son and head of a family of Levites who returned to Judah after the Babylonian exile (1 Chr 9:16).4. Levite
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Berechiah
Berechiah (bair´uh-ki´uh; Heb., “the Lord has blessed”).1 A son of Zerubbabel (1 Chron. 3:20).2 The father of Asaph and son of Shimea; a Levite (1 Chron. 6:39; 15:17).3 A son of Asa; a Levite and a gatekeeper for the ark (1 Chron. 9:16; 15:23).4 A son of Meshillemoth; an Ephraimite chief (2 Chron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Berechiah
BERECHIAH1. A descendant of Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin born in captivity. He was a brother or son of the leader of the return from Exile, Zerubbabel (1 Chr 3:20).2. A Levite of the family of Gershom, the father of the celebrated musician of Israel, Asaph. Berechiah was appointed as one of two “doorkeepers
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Berechiah
Berechiah (Heb. bereḵyâ, bereḵyāhû)1. The fifth son of Zerubbabel listed among David’s postexilic descendants (1 Chr. 3:20).2. The father of the levitical musician Asaph (1 Chr. 6:39 [MT 24]; 15:17).3. The son of Asa; a Levite listed with those first returning to Jerusalem after the Exile (1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Berechiah
Berechiah [bĕrˊə kīˊə] (Heb. bereḵyâ, bereḵyahû “the Lord blesses”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Berachiah
Berachi´ah (blessed of Jehovah), a Gershonite Levite, father of Asaph. 1 Chron. 6:39. [Berechiah.]
Berechiah
Berechi´ah (blessed of Jehovah).1. A descendant of the royal family of Judah. 1 Chron. 3:20.2. A man mentioned as the father of Meshullam, who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Neh. 3:4, 30; 6:18.3. A Levite. 1 Chron. 9:16.4. A doorkeeper for the ark. 1 Chron. 15:23.5. One of the tribe
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Berechiah
BERECHI´AH (ber-a-kīʹa; “blessed by Jehovah”).1. Either one of the sons (according to most authorities) or a brother of Zerubbabel, of the royal line of Judah (1 Chron. 3:20), 536 b.c.2. The son of Shimea and father of Asaph, the celebrated singer (1 Chron. 6:39, KJV, “Berachiah”; 15:17), 1000 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Berechiah
Berechiahblessed by Jehovah. (1.) Son of Shimea, and father of Asaph the musician (1 Chr. 6:39; 15:17).(2.) One of the seven Ephraimite chieftains, son of Meshillemoth (2 Chr. 28:12).(3.) The fourth of the five sons of Zerubbabel, of the royal family of Judah (1 Chr. 3:20).(4.) The father of the
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