1. The firstborn son of Benjamin, and one of Jacob’s household that “came to Jacob into Egypt.” He became the family head of the Belaites.—Ge 46:8, 21, 26; Nu 26:38; 1Ch 7:6; 8:1-5.
2. The son of Beor and the first-named king of Edom. Long before Israel had a king, Bela reigned in his capital city of Dinhabah.—Ge 36:31, 32; 1Ch 1:43.
3. A son of Azaz of the tribe of Reuben.—1Ch 5:3, 8.
4. A variant, and apparently an earlier name for the city of Zoar; mentioned along with other cities of the plain at Genesis 14:2, 8.—See ZOAR.