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HEBREW: 1260 drb Bered
NAVE: Bered
EBD: Bered
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In Bible versions:

a town near Kadesh (OS)
son of Shuletha son of Ephraim

Google Maps: Bered (30° 41´, 34° 29´)


Strongs #01260: drb Bered

Bered = "hail"

n pr m
1) a son or descendant of Ephraim

n pr loc
2) a place in the south of Palestine, near Kadesh, near the well Lahairoi

1260 Bered beh'red

from 1258; hail; Bered, the name of a place south of
Palestine, also of an Israelite:-Bered.
see HEBREW for 01258

Bered [EBD]

hail. (1.) A town in the south of Palestine (Gen. 16:14), in the desert of Shur, near Lahai-roi.

(2.) A son of Shuthelah, and grandson of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:20).

Bered [NAVE]

1. A town in the S. of Palestine, Gen. 16:14.
2. A son of Shuthelah, 1 Chr. 7:20; probably same as Becher, Num. 26:35.


  1. A place in the south of Palestine, near the well Lahairoi. (Genesis 16:14)
  2. A son or descendant of Ephraim, (1 Chronicles 7:20) possibly identical with Becher in (Numbers 26:35)


BERED (1) - be'-red (beredh, "hail," from a Hebrew root meaning "to be cold"): The son of Shuthelah of the house of Ephraim (1 Ch 7:20). Compare BECHER.


BERED (2) - be'-red (beredh; Barad): A place in the Negeb mentioned in the story of Hagar (Gen 16:14). The well Beer-lahai-roi was "between Kadesh and Bered." The Onkelos Targum renders it Chaghra', which is the usual equivalent of Shur, while the Jerusalem Targum renders it Chalutsah, which is also Shur (Ex 15:22). Chalutsah is clearly the city of Elusu mentioned by Ptolemy and from the 4th to the 7th centuries by various ecclesiastical writers. It was an important town on the road from Palestine to Kadesh and Mount Sinai. This is without doubt the very large and important ruin Kh. Khalasa, some 70 miles South of Jerusalem on the road from Beersheba and Rehoboth. "These ruins cover an area of 15 to 20 acres, throughout which the foundations and enclosures of houses are distinctly to be traced. .... We judged that here there must have been a city with room enough for a population of 15,000 to 20,000 souls" (Robinson, BR, I, 201).

E. W. G. Masterman

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