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Bela (Place)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bela
Bela (בֶּ֫לַע‎, bela'; צוֹעַר‎, tso'ar; צָעִיר‎, tsa'ir). Also known as Zoar. One of five cities of the plain. Lot took refuge here during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 13:10; Gen 14:2, 8; Gen 19:22–23, 30; Deut 34:3, Isa 15:5). For more information, see this article: Sodom and the Cities of
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bela (Place)
BELA (PLACE) [Heb belaʿ (בֶּלַע)]. One of the “five cities of the plain,” identified with Zoar (Gen 14:2, 8). This identification is clearly a later gloss. Zoar (Byzantine Zoara, Arabic aṣ-Ṣughar) is an historical city; however, it is doubtful whether any of the “five cities” (Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bela (Place)
Bela (Place). Alternate name for Zoar, a city of the plain, in Genesis 14:2.See Cities of the Valley, Cities of the Plain; Zoar.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bela (Place)
BELA* (Place) Alternate name for Zoar, a city of the plain, in Genesis 14:2. See Cities of the Plain; Zoar.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bela, Belah
BELA, BELAH1. Another name for Zoar (q.v.), one of the five cities of the plain with Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 14:2, 8).2. A descendant of Esau who is listed as the first king of Edom (Gen 36:32–33; 1 Chr 1:43–44). From the name of his father, Beor, the same name as the father of Balaam, some have thought
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bela (Place)
Bela (Heb. belaʿ) (PLACE)The original name of Zoar, one of the “cities of the valley” of Siddim (Gen. 14:3), probably located on the southeastern bank of the Dead Sea.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bela (Place)
BELA [bēˊlə] (Heb. bela˓ “swallowing up”) (PLACE). The original name of Zoar, one of the “cities of the valley” of Siddim (Gen. 14:3), probably located on the southeastern bank of the Dead Sea.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bela
Be´la (destruction).1. One of the five cities of the plain which was spared at the intercession of Lot, and received the name of Zoar. Gen. 14:2; 19:22. [Zoar.]2. Son of Beor, who reigned over Edom in the city of Dinhabah, eight generations before Saul. Gen. 36:31–33; 1 Chron. 1:43, 44.3. Eldest son
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bela, Belah
BE´LA, BE´LAH (beʹla; “swallowed”).1. A king of Edom, the son of Beor, and a native of the city of Dinhabah (Gen. 36:32–33; 1 Chron. 1:43). From the name of his father, Beor, we may infer that he was a Chaldean by birth and reigned in Edom by conquest. He may have been contemporary with Moses and Balaam.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bela
Belaa 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 (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).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bela
BELA [BEE lah] — the name of three men and one place in the Old Testament:1. One of the cities of the plain near the Dead Sea; it is identified as Zoar (Gen. 14:2).2. A king of Edom (Gen. 36:32–33; 1 Chr. 1:43–44) who reigned in the city of Dinhabah, possibly situated just south of the River Arnon.
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