Bela

Bela [N] [S]

a thing swallowed.

  • A city on the shore of the Dead Sea, not far from Sodom, called also Zoar. It was the only one of the five cities that was spared at Lot's intercession ( Genesis 19:20 Genesis 19:23 ). It is first mentioned in Genesis 14:2 Genesis 14:8 .

  • The eldest son of Benjamin ( Numbers 26:38 ; "Belah," Genesis 46:21 ).

  • The son of Beor, and a king of Edom ( Genesis 36:32 Genesis 36:33 ; 1 Chronicles 1:43 ).

  • A son of Azaz ( 1 Chronicles 5:8 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bela". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • 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.

    BELA

    be'-la.

    See ZOAR.


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BELA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.