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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1294 - בְּרָכָה
Proper Name, Location
Berachah = “blessing”
1) a Benjamite, one of David’s warriors (noun proper masculine)
2) a valley in the wilderness near Tekoa where Jehoshaphat and his people assembled to bless Jehovah after the overthrow of the hosts of the Moabites (noun proper locative)
בְּרָכָה once בֲּרָכָה Genesis 27:38, constr. בִּרְכַּת; plur. בְּרָכוֹת, constr. בִּרְכוֹת f.
(1) a blessing, benediction, invocation of good, as of a father about to die, Genesis 27:12, seq.; 33:11. בִּרְכַּת יְשָׁרִים “the benediction of righteous men,” Proverbs 11:11 בִּרְכַּת יְהֹוָה “benediction (i.e. favour) of God,” the result of which is prosperity and good of every kind, Genesis 39:5 Ps. 3:9 Isaiah 44:3. Also בְּרָכָה simply, Isaiah 19:24; Joel 2:14, sometimes followed by a gen. of him whom God had blessed. Genesis 28:4, אַבְרָהָם בִּרְכַּת “the benediction (with which he blessed) Abraham;” Genesis 49:26, בִּרְכוֹת הוֹרַי עַד “the benedictions (of God with which he blessed) the eternal mountains.” Differently, Proverbs 24:25, בִּרְכַּת טוֹב “blessing of good.” Plur. בְּרָכוֹת benedictions, blessings, sc. of God, Proverbs 10:6, 28:20 but more often, benefits, gifts divinely bestowed; Psal. 84:7 Genesis 49:25. Compare Isaiah 65:8, “destroy it (the cluster) not, כִּי בְרָכָה בּוֹ for there is a divine gift in it.”
(2) concr. used of a man by the favour of God, extremely fortunate and happy. Genesis 12:2, וֶהְיֵה בְּרָכָה; Psal. 21:7, תְּשִׁיתֵהוּ בְרָכוֹת לָעַד “thou hast made him most blessed for ever.” Collect. Zechariah 8:13.
(3) a gift, present, by which one signifies favour and good will, such as one offers with good wishes. Genesis 33:11; 1 Samuel 25:27, 30:26 2 Kings 5:15. בִּרָכָה נֶפֶשׁ “a bountiful soul,” i.e. a bountiful person; Proverbs 11:25. (Syr. ܒܘܽܪܟܳܐ, Eth. በረስት፡ id.).
(4) i.q. שָׁלוֹם peace, 2 Kings 18:31, עֲשׂוּ אִתִּי בְרָכָה “make peace with me;” Isaiah 36:16.
(5) [Berachah], pr.n.
(a) of a valley in the desert near Tekoa, 2 Chronicles 20:26.
(b) m. 1 Chronicles 12:3.
the Third Week after Epiphany