be'-la (bela`, "destruction"; the King James Version Belah, Genesis 46:21):
(2) Bela, the firstborn son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6; 1 Chronicles 8:1). He was the head of the family of the Belaites (Numbers 26:38), the father of Addar (called Ard, Numbers 26:40), Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan (compare Shephupham, Numbers 26:39), Huram (1 Chronicles 8:3-5; Numbers 26:40).
(3) Bela, a son of Azaz, of the tribe of Reuben, was a man of great power and wealth. His possessions reached from Nebo to the Euphrates (1 Chronicles 5:8).
A. L. Breslich
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