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beriah

beriah in the Bible

a gift, or in evil. (1.) One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber (Gen. 46:17). (2.) A son of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:20-23), born after the slaughter of his brothers, and so called by his father "because it went evil with his house" at that time. (3.) A Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chr. 8:13).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • When I turned around, there was beriah watching 'em too, and he was smiling for the first time that morning.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I'm afraid that any minute beriah Bungel will want to take her—arrest her.

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • We had come to the edge of the grove bordering beriah Holt's pasture.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • beriah's bad enough when he's got nothin' the matter with him but dyspepsy.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Bought a ticket and all, so's to throw beriah off the scent.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I found beriah at the weather-shanty about an hour afterwards with his head on his arms.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "beriah Sellers, Missouri," was the courteous acknowledgment that the lawyer was correct.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • "Won't be no good, cap'n," sniffed beriah Salters dolefully.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • beriah Holt says he see you and the Colton girl come out of the woods back of his place one afternoon a spell ago.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But beriah, you've been expecting it every day, all along, haven't you?

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner

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