Bela; Belah

“Bela” From Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(destroying). (1) A city of the plain; afterward called Zoar (Gen. 14:2; 19:222That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. (Genesis 14:2)
22Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. (Genesis 19:22)
). (2) A king of Edom (Gen. 36:31-3331And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel. 32And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 33And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. (Genesis 36:31‑33); 1 Chron. 1:4343Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. (1 Chronicles 1:43)). (3) Eldest son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:2121And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. (Genesis 46:21)); and founder of the Belaites (Num. 26:3838The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites: (Numbers 26:38); 1 Chron. 7:6; 8:16The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three. (1 Chronicles 7:6)
1Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third, (1 Chronicles 8:1)
). (4) Son of Azaz (1 Chron. 5:88And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baal-meon: (1 Chronicles 5:8)).

“Belah” From Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

[BELA, 3.]

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

the same as 1105; Bela, the name of a place, also of an Edomite and of two Israelites
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Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:


Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Absorbing; destroying:―see Bela, Gen. 46:21. {Absorptio}