BERED (bē'rĕd, Heb. beredh, to be cold). Between Kadesh and Bered was the well-known well of [[Beer Lahai Roi]] (Gen.16.14). The various Targums render Bered as Shur, thus placing it in the vicinity of Kadesh-Barnea. That Bered is to be located in the region of the Negev cannot be doubted. It was called Elusa by Ptolemy. It formed a connecting link between Palestine, Kadesh, and Sinai.