Go Home
The BIBLE       Definitions       Images       Topics       Versions    
stitch border
stitch border


be'-la (destroying, destruction, a thing swallowed)
Azaz, Belah, Benjamin, Beor, Hiram, Zoar
3.5 star rating


Easton's Bible Dictionary

a thing swallowed.

(1) 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 , 19:23 ). It is first mentioned in Genesis 14:2 , 14:8 .

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

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

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


Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

(FROM BELAH) destroying


Smith's Bible Dictionary


(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 , 1:44 )

(3) Eldest son of Benjamin, according to ( Genesis 46:21 ) (Authorized Version "Belah"); ( Numbers 26:38 , 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 )


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

be'-la (bela`, "destruction"; the King James Version Belah, Genesis 46:21):

(1) Bela, the son of Beor, was the first king of Edom previous to the kingdom of Israel and reigned in the city of Dinhabah (Genesis 36:32 ; 1 Chronicles 1:43). Septuagint Codex Alexandrinus, Balak.

(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




bela, belah, benjamin, bible commentary, bible history, bible reference, bible study, city, edom, define, zoar



top page
spacer spacer
stitch border
stitch border


  Easter Egg





BIBLEing.com - reDISCOVER the Holy Bible!

The American Standard Version Bible, Chinese Union Version Bible, King James Version Bible, Easton's Bible Dictionary, Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names, The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia and Smith's Bible Dictionary are Public Domain and may be freely used and distributed. The New American Standard Bible Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved http://www.lockman.org. The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation. For Permission To Quote information visit www.lockman.org.  All trademarks and tradenames are the sole property of their respective owners. Not responsible for typographical errors. (c) Copyright 2012 - 2014 BIBLEing.com. All rights reserved.