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Belah

be'-la (destroying, destruction)
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Azaz, Bela, Benjamin, Beor, Zoar
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

destroying


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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.


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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).




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