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Bela

Meaning: a thing swallowed

The name of a biblical city and three men…

  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 (Gen. 19:20, 23). It is first mentioned in Gen. 14:2, 8.

  2. the eldest son of Benjamin (Num. 26:38; “Belah,” Gen. 46:21)

  3. King Bela, the son of Beor, and a king of Edom (Gen. 36:32-33; 1 Chr. 1:43)

  4. a son of Azaz (1 Chr. 5:8)