🔼The name Beth-haccerem in the Bible
The name Beth-haccerem occurs twice in the Bible. It's the name of a village, presumably in the territory of Benjamin, as the prophet Jeremiah admonishes the sons of Benjamin to flee from Jerusalem (which was situated in Judah), blow a trumpet in Tekoa (which is a mountain in Judah), and raise a signal over Beth-haccerem (Jeremiah 6:1). Since Jerusalem and Tekoa are both Judaic locations, the link with Benjamin lies probably in Beth-haccerem.
🔼Etymology of the name Beth-haccerem
The name Beth-haccerem consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:
The second part of our name comes from the noun כרם (kerem), meaning vineyard:
The ha with which the second part of our name begins is the letter ה (he); the definite article, meaning the.
For a meaning of the name Beth-haccerem, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read House Of The Vineyard. BDB Theological Dictionary offers a meager Vineyard Place.