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  • 1. A son of Ephraim (I Chron. vii. 20). In the genealogy of Num. xxvi. 35 his place is taken by Becher. It may be that Bered and Becher are the same. See Becher.
  • 2. A place given in the story of Hagar (Gen. xvi. 14). Beer Laḥai Roi is there located between Kadesh and Bered. Targumim Onkelos and Yerushalmi regard Bered as Shur; Onkelos rendering it "Ḥagra," which is his usual equivalent for "Shur" (Gen. xvi. 7) while the Jerusalem Targum renders it "Ḥaluẓa," which is also "Shur" (Ex. xv. 22). The site has not been identified.
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