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Berachah

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(Heb. Berakah', בְּרָכָה, a blessing), the name of a valley and also of a man.

1. (Sept. translates εὐλογία .) A valley in the direction of Tekoa, so called as being the place where Jehoshaphat celebrated the miraculous overthrow of the Moabites and Ammonites (2 Chronicles 20:26). It is still called Wady Bereikut, near the ruined village of the same name south of Tekua (Robinson's Researches, 2, 189), first identified by Wolcott (Biblioth. Sac. 1843, p. 43; comp. Wilson, Lands of Bible,, 1, 386). (See JERUEL); (See CAPHAR-BARUCHA).

2. (Sept. Βερχία .) One of the thirty Benjamite warriors, "Saul's brethren," who joined David while in retirement at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:3). B.C. 1054.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Berachah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/b/berachah.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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