🔼The name Beth-biri in the Bible
The name Beth-biri occurs only one time in the Bible. A city of that name is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:31, as one of the cities in which the tribe of Simeon lived. Apparently, Simeon didn't procreate as robustly as the tribe of Judah, but still, a Simeonite named Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, and they occupied among others the town of Beth-biri.
🔼Etymology of the name Beth-biri
The name Beth-biri consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:
The second part of our name seems to derive from the root-verb ברא (bara'), meaning to create:
For a meaning of the name Beth-biri, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read House Of My Creation. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate or interpret the name Beth-biri, deems it "perhaps a text error" and equates it with another Simeonite town called בית לבאות, or Beth-lebaoth, and that one in turn with the Judaic city Lebaoth (Joshua 15:32).