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
(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
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