Treasury of Scripture
Beriah that is, In evil
because Many similar instances of the naming of children from passing circumstances, occur throughout the sacred volume. See those of a similar character with this verse:
Genesis 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
, where Rachel, while dying, names her new-born son Ben-oni, or, the son of my sorrow. So in
1 Samuel 4:21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken...
, the wife of Phinehas, on being apprised of the death of Eli and her husband, and that the ark was taken by the Philistines, while in the pains of travail, and dying, named her son I-chabod, or, there is no glory. So also in the
4th chapter of this book, ver.
1 Samuel 4:9 Be strong and quit yourselves like men, O you Philistines, that you be not servants to the Hebrews, as they have been to you...
, we read that Jabez, or, sorrowful, had that name given to him, because his mother `bare him with sorrow.'
2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure...