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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bera
Bera (בֶּרַע‎, bera'). The king of Sodom. Bera’s army, along with the other armies of the Cities of the Plain, was defeated by Chedorlaomer and his allies (Gen 14:2–21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bera (Person)
BERA (PERSON) [Heb beraʿ (בֶּרַע)]. King of Sodom, Gen 14:2. Elsewhere in the chap (vv 8, 10, 17, 21, 22), he appears simply as “the king of Sodom.” Together with four other kings (of Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Bela, that is, Zoar), Bera served Chedorlaomer for twelve years. In their thirteenth year,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bera
Bera. Ruler of Sodom in the days of Abraham and Lot. Bera was one of five Canaanite city-kings who unsuccessfully rebelled against King Chedorlaomer of Elam and his three allies (Gn 14:2).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bera
Bera bēʹrə [Heb. bera‘]. King of Sodom (Gen. 14:2) who in the battle of Siddim was subdued by Chedorlaomer.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bera
BERA Ruler of Sodom in the days of Abraham and Lot. Bera was one of five Canaanite city kings who unsuccessfully rebelled against King Chedorlaomer of Elam and his three allies (Gn 14:2).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bera
BERA King of Sodom (Gen 14:2), who in the battle of Siddim was subdued by Chedorlaomer.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bera
Bera (Heb. beraʿ)The king of Sodom, defeated when Chedorlaomer invaded the valley of Siddim (Gen. 14:2).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bera
Bera [bĭrˊə] (Heb. bera˓). King of Sodom defeated when Chedorlaomer invaded the valley of Siddim (Gen. 14:2).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bera
BERA King of Sodom in the time of Abraham (Gen 14:2). With four other kings (of Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Bela), Bera rebelled against the Elamite overlord, Chedorlaomer (Gen 14:4). The five kings were defeated by Chedorlaomer and the three other kings allied with him, but Bera escaped (Gen 14:10)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bera
BE´RA (bēʹra). King of Sodom at the time of the invasion of the five kings under Chedorlaomer, which was repelled by Abraham (Gen. 14:2, 17, 21), twenty-first century b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bera
Beragift, or son of evil, king of Sodom at the time of the invasion of the four kings under Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:2, 8, 17, 21).
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