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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Be"ma
  1. [Gr. Antiq] A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.
  2. [Arch]
    1. That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern part of the chancel.
    2. Erroneously: A pulpit.

Etymology: Gr. step, platform

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  1. Area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

From Ancient Greek βῆμα (bêma, “a step”), from the root of βαίνω (baínō, “I go, step”).

  1. A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.
  2. Raised area of worship in a synagogue upon which rests the Holy Ark containing Scrolls of Torah.

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Fun Facts about the name Bema

  • When was the first name Bema first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bema is Saturday, November 15th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Bema? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bema. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bema: Your name in reverse order is Ameb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mabe. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bema born Dec 16, 2001

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.