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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).
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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,
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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)
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