The sons of Beriah (1 Chr 8:14-16)

“Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beriah.”

This Benjaminite Beriah had 9 sons. There are 2 other biblical people with the name (1) Ahio. This is the only mention of (2) Shashak, except later when his sons are mentioned. There were 6 people with the name of (3) Jeremoth. There were 9 people with the name of (4) Zebadiah. Besides here, the name of (5) Arad only appears as a place about 20 miles south of Hebron. (6) Eder was the name of a Levite as well as a place on the border with Edom. (7) Michael was a common name, while (8) Ishpah only appears here. (9) Joha is also the name of one of David’s guards.

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