Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Bela

Bela [N] [E]

(destruction ).

  1. One of the five cities of the plain which was spared at the intercession of Lot, and received the name of Zoar, ( Genesis 14:2 ; 19:22 ) [ZOAR]
  2. Son of Beor, who reigned over Edom in the city of Dinhabah, eight generations before Saul. ( Genesis 36:31-33 ; 1 Chronicles 1:43 1 Chronicles 1:44 )
  3. Eldest son of Benjamin, according to ( Genesis 46:21 ) (Authorized Version "Belah"); ( Numbers 26:38 Numbers 26:40 ; 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 8:1 ) and head of the family of the Belaites.
  4. Son of Ahaz, a Reubenite. ( 1 Chronicles 5:8 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bela'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.