|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
be'-rits (berim; according to Klostermann and others, bikhrim): The word is found only once in the Old Testament (2 Samuel 20:14). The passage seems to be doubtful. The suggestion of Klostermann does not improve matters any; the other proposed reading, bachrim (Vulgate, viri electi), "choice young men," is to be preferred.
Berites (2 Occurrences)
Numbers 26:44 The sons of Asher after their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Berites. (WEB ASV)
2 Samuel 20:14 He went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, and to Beth Maacah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)