Beriah Name Meaning & Origin

Beriah

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Beriah means "calamity" or "misfortune" in Hebrew. Beriah is cited in the Book of Numbers.---------
Edit--------from the Hebrew dictionary: adj.Beryiah or beriah (pronounced berryah) means healthy, sound, fit, well, hale, lusty, bonny; stout, robust; wholesome, nutritious, healthful, hearty (laugh) nf. it means creation; cosmos; or nf lung

Beriah can refer to several different Biblical figures, including:
One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber (Genesis 46:17).
A son of Ephraim (1 Chronicles 7:20-23), born after the killing of his brothers, and so called by his father "because it went evil with his house" at that time.
A Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chronicles 8:13).

Beriah can be a feminine name too, a woman named Beriah contributed to writing of the Talmud.

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