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Beriites

BERIITES (bē-rī'īts, Heb. berî‘îm). A people mentioned only once in the Bible (Num.26.44). They were descended from Beriah, who, in turn, was from the tribe of Asher (Gen.46.17). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) be-ri’-a, be-ri’-its (beri`ah, "in shouting," probably derived from a Hebrew root meaning "to make noise," or "in evil," from another Hebrew root): (1) A son of Asher and father of Heber and Malchiel (Ge 46:17; 1Ch 7:30,31; the head of the family of the Beriites, Nu 26:44 ff). (2) A son of Ephraim, called Beriah by his father because "it went evil with his house" (1Ch 7:23). (3) A descendant of Benjamin (1Ch 8:13,16). (4) A Levite in the line of Gershon (1Ch 23:10 f).