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Beracah meaning

ברכה

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🔼The name Beracah in the Bible

The name Beracah is assigned to one man and a valley in the Bible. The man named Beracah is one of the men of war who came to David while in Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:3). The valley named Beracah, or actually named the Valley Of Beracah, is named in subsequence of Judah's king Jehoshaphat's war again Moab and Ammon.

That war wasn't much of a war, at least not for Judah, because the people of Judah sang worship to the Lord, while Ammon and Moab destroyed first the people of Mount Seir, and then each other. By the time Judah got to the battle field, all enemies were dead. Judah looted the remains for three days and on the fourth day gathered in the Valley of Beracah (2 Chronicles 20:26).

🔼Etymology of the name Beracah

The name Beracah comes from the verb ברך (barak), meaning either to kneel or to bless:

The name Beracah is identical to the feminine noun ברכה (beraka), meaning a blessing.

🔼Beracah meaning

For a meaning of the name Beracah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Blessing. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate but notes that our name Beracah is identical to the noun beraka, meaning blessing.