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Berith

(bē`rĭth), abbreviation of Baal-berithBaal-berith
[Heb.,=Lord of the covenant], local god of Shechem mentioned in the Book of Judges. It has been suggested that the Israelites and local inhabitants of Shechem ratified a covenant there in the temple of Baal.
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Company founder Berith Lochery explains: "We are passionate about what goes into our fabrics and are committed to using 100% natural materials, including organic cotton and recycled materials, whenever possible.
Weinfeld, I point out in "The Identity and Function of El/Baal Berith," 404-10, that a deity playing the role of a treaty partner is not unique to Israel, although no other ancient Near Eastern culture developed the concept into a full-blown covenant theology.
Starting in the early 1890s, as physicians were recommending and performing the operation more and more frequently as a neonata routine, they mounted an attack on the Jewish rite of Berith Milah or Bris as primitive, unsanitary, and potentially dangerous.
Rebekah Ladan Sturdey, 56, admitted preventing the "lawful and decent burial" of her husband Geoffrey at the farm, Beth Berith in Tregaron, Ceredigion, after he died of natural causes there in October 2008 aged 60.
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Officers have appealed for information about any sightings of Mr Sturdey at his smallholding known as Beth Berith.
All four women gave their address as Beth Berith, Llwynygroes, Tregaron.