* 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: Ge 35:18, where
Rachel, while dying, names her new-born son Ben-oni, or, the
son of my sorrow. So in 1; SA 4:21, 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. 9, we
read that Jabez, or, sorrowful, had that name given to him,
because his mother "bare him with sorrow."