Berechi'ah (Heb. Berekyah', בֶּרֶכיָה, blessed by Jehovah; also in the prolonged form Berekya'hu, בֶּרֶכיָהוּ, in 1Ch 6:39; 1Ch 15:17; 2Ch 28:12; Zec 1:7; Sept. Βαραχίας, often Βαραχία), the name of six men. SEE BARACHIAH and SEE BARACHIAS.
1. The son of Shimea and father of Asaph, the celebrated musician; he was one of the Levites who bore the ark to the tent prepared for it by David (1Ch 6:39, where the name is Anglicized "Berachiah;" 15:17, 23). B.C. 1043.
2. The son of Meshillemeth, and one of the seven Ephraimite chieftains who enforced the prophet Oded's prohibition of the enslavement of their Judaite captives by the warriors of the northern kingdom (2Ch 28:12). B.C. 789.
3. The fourth named of the five brothers of Zerubbabel (q.v.), of the royal line of Judah (1 Chronicles in 20; see Strong's Harmony and Expos. of the Gospels. p. 17, note m). B.C. 536.
4. A son of Asa, and one of the Levites that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites on the return front Babylon (1Ch 9:16). B.C. post 536.
5. The son of Iddo and father of the prophet Zechariah (Zec 1:1,7). B.C. ante 500.
6. A son of Meshezabeel and the father of Meshullam, which last repaired a part of the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 3:4,30; Ne 6:18). B.C. ante 446.