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Bela (Gen 46, 1 Chron 7-8)1

M, #2001373
Father*Benjamin
RelationshipDistant relative of Robert Michael Damon
ReferenceB99-3590
     Bela (Gen 46, 1 Chron 7-8) was the son of Benjamin. Bela (Gen 46, 1 Chron 7-8) died in Egypt.
     He immigraterd with Jacob (Gen 25-50) 2369 AC / 1876 BC to in Egypt; Jacob @ 130.2
I am assuming an alternate reading for 1 Chron 8:3 (which reads in the main text as: The sons of Bela were: Addar, Gera, Abihud,a Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan and Huram. ) which takes Abihud as father of Ehud so that line reads: The sons of Bela were: Addar, Gera, father of Ehud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.
This fixes two issues, one that Ehud otherwise comes out of the blue and can not be placed in the genealogy, and we also don't have two sons named Gera.
Genesis 46:21, 1 Chronicles 7 and 1 Chronicles 8 (The Genealogy of Saul) have very different Genealogies that need to be sorted out.

Genesis 46:21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.
1 Chron 7:6 Three sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker and Jediael.
1 Chron 8:1 Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second son, Aharah the third, 2 Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth.3
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Last Edited11 Jun 2010

Citations

  1. [S3] International Bible Society, editor, The Holy Bible, New International Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984), Gen 46:21. Hereinafter cited as NIV.
  2. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV.
  3. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Gen 46:21, 1 Chron 7:6-12. 1 Chron 8:1-39.
  4. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, 1 Chron 7:7.
  5. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, 1 Chron 8:3. 3 The sons of Bela were:
    Addar, Gera, Abihud,a 4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.