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Berea, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
Population (2000): 18970
Housing Units (2000): 7449
Land area (2000): 5.457616 sq. miles (14.135161 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.108479 sq. miles (0.280959 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.566095 sq. miles (14.416120 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05690
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.369950 N, 81.862591 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 44017
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Berea, OH
Berea, SC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in South Carolina
Population (2000): 14158
Housing Units (2000): 5994
Land area (2000): 7.605173 sq. miles (19.697308 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.240958 sq. miles (0.624079 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.846131 sq. miles (20.321387 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05770
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 34.878845 N, 82.460751 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Berea, SC
Berea, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
Population (2000): 9851
Housing Units (2000): 4115
Land area (2000): 9.333786 sq. miles (24.174395 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.028567 sq. miles (0.073988 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 9.362353 sq. miles (24.248383 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05842
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 37.576844 N, 84.293555 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 40403
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Berea, KY

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Berea (Bible)

Berea or Beroea is a city now known as Veria (or Veroia) in Macedonia, northern Greece, mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, where the apostles Paul, Silas and Timothy preached the Christian gospel. It is a small city on the eastern side of the Vermion Mountains north of Mount Olympus.

Paul, Silas and Timothy travelled to Berea by night after fleeing from Thessalonica, as recorded in . They 'immediately' went to the synagogue of the Jews to preach, and the Bereans were very accepting: the writer of the Acts of the Apostles noted the difference between the Thessalonians' response to the gospel and the Bereans' response: the Bereans were 'open-minded' or 'fair-minded' and willing to 'examine the scriptures to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth'. Many of the Bereans believed, both men and women, but when the Jewish Thessalonian non-believers heard about this, they came to Berea, stirring up crowds, starting riots, and ensuring that Paul, Silas and Timothy could not preach. Then the believers sent Paul to the coast, while Timothy and Silas stayed behind. Paul was taken to Athens, and word was given to Timothy and Silas to join him as soon as possible.

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All a waste of effort and useless as counting goats on a crag, for he rarely remembered anything of his life before those days he'd spent in the lonely home of Brad Berea, deep in the Sunside forest.

But the house of Brad Berea was hidden in a forest thicket, camouflaged, secret, secure.

He had last eaten well before sundown, in the cabin of Brad Berea in the forest.

Only Brad Berea had saved him, and returned him to life in the warmth and security of his cabin in the woods.

In fact, it puzzled him why he'd held off all this time, knowing where the Bereas were and all.

With blankets at the open windows, to keep the light in and the night air out, the Bereas were safe and snug.

Despite what Brad Berea said about him now, then there had been fire in Nestor.

Well, Brad Berea knew how to drink and dance, and he had seen how Irma needed it.

All of his time with the Bereas, he had remembered them but could not, dared not, speak of them.

Once, without thinking, he had told Brad Berea, 'I am the Lord Nestor.

Oh, I had Berea make sure your friend the special assistant got a copy.

My mother knew that Berea and I had gone to New York City, but I told her I would call collect in a few days.

From the shore floated sweet spicy odours that always remind me of hymns and missionaries, and in the windows of the houses on the Berea sparkled a hundred lights.

      Next day we went ashore, and I put up Sir Henry and Captain Good at the little shanty I have built on the Berea, and which I call my home.

      Sir Henry and Good slept in a tent pitched in my little grove of orange trees at the end of the garden, for there was no room for them in the house, and what with the smell of the bloom, and the sight of the green and golden fruit--in Durban you will see all three on the tree together--I daresay it is a pleasant place enough, for we have few mosquitos here on the Berea, unless there happens to come an unusually heavy rain.