Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
SEE FROM BELA, 3]
(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.
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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