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". .