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In Bible versions:

Berekiah: NIV
the father of Zechariah the prophet in B.C. 520
son of Meshullam; a descendant of Jehoiachin, king of Judah
son of Shimea (Levi); father of Asaph, David's song leader
son of Asa; a Levite who led his clan back from exile
a Levite porter for the ark in David's time
son of Meshillemoth, a man of Ephraim in the time of Pekah 741 BC (YC)
son of Meshezabel; father of Meshullam a wall repairman
son of Iddo; father of Zechariah the prophet


Strongs #914: baraciav Barachias

Barachiah = "Jehovah blesses"

1) said to be the father of the Zachariah slain in the temple

914 Barachias bar-akh-ee'-as

of Hebrew origin (1296); Barachias (i.e. Berechijah), an
see HEBREW for 01296


Strongs #01296: hykrb Berekyah or whykrb Berekyahuw

Berachiah or Berechiah = "Jehovah blesses"

1) a son of Zerubbabel
2) a Levite who returned for the exile
3) father of Meshullam, one of Nehemiah's chiefs who assisted in
rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem
4) father of Zechariah
5) a Gershonite Levite, the father of Asaph, the singer, doorkeeper
of the ark
6) an Ephraimite chief in the time of Ahaz

1296 Berekyah beh-rek-yaw'

or Berekyahuw {beh-rek-yaw'-hoo}; from 1290 and 3050; knee
(i.e. blessing) of Jah; Berekjah, the name of six
Israelites:-Berachiah, Berechiah.
see HEBREW for 01290
see HEBREW for 03050

Berechiah [EBD]

blessed by Jehovah. (1.) Son of Shimea, and father of Asaph the musician (1 Chr. 6:39; 15:17).

(2.) One of the seven Ephraimite chieftains, son of Meshillemoth (2 Chr. 28:12).

(3.) The fourth of the five sons of Zerubbabel, of the royal family of Judah (1 Chr. 3:20).

(4.) The father of the prophet Zechariah (1:1,7).

Barachiah [NAVE]

Called also Berechiah, father of Zechariah, Zech. 1:1, 7.
Called Barachias in Matt. 23:35.

Berechiah [NAVE]

1. Father of Asaph, 1 Chr. 15:17, 23.
Called Berachiah, 1 Chr. 6:39.
2. A warrior of Ephraim, 2 Chr. 28:12.
3. A brother of Zerubbabel, 1 Chr. 3:20.
4. Son of Asa, 1 Chr. 9:16.
5. Son of Iddo, Zech. 1:1, 7.
6. Son of Meshezabeel, Neh. 3:4, 30; 6:18.

Berekiah [NAVE]

See: Berechiah.


(blessed of Jehovah).
  1. A descendant of the royal family of Judah. (1 Chronicles 3:20)
  2. A man mentioned as the father of Meshullam, who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3:4,30; 6:18)
  3. A Levite. (1 Chronicles 9:16)
  4. A doorkeeper for the ark. (1 Chronicles 15:23)
  5. One of the tribe of Ephraim in the time of Ahaz. (2 Chronicles 28:12)
  6. Father of Asaph the singer. (1 Chronicles 15:17) [BERACHIAH]
  7. Father of Zechariah. (Zechariah 1:1,7)


BARACHIAH - bar-a-ki'-a (Barachias; the King James Version Barachias; Mt 23:35): Father of Zachariah who was murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. It is possible that reference is made to Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada (2 Ch 24:20 ff), whom Matthew by mistake calls "Z., the son of Barachiah." Lk 11:51 omits the name of the father of Z. (compare Zahn's Kommentar, 649, note).


BERECHIAH - ber-e-ki'-a (berekhyah, berekhyahu, "Yahweh blesses," HPN, 216, 287):

(1) A descendant of David (1 Ch 3:20).

(2) The father of Asaph, the singer (1 Ch 6:39 the King James Version "Berachiah"; 1 Ch 15:17).

(3) A former inhabitant of Jerusalem, a Levee (1 Ch 9:16).

(4) A doorkeeper 'for the ark at David's time (1 Ch 15:23).

(5) One of the heads of the children of Ephraim (2 Ch 28:12).

(6) The father of Meshullam the builder (Neh 3:4,30; 6:18).

(7) The father of the prophet Zechariah (Zec 11:7).

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