Bera

Bera ♂, was a king of Sodom.

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He fought together with Birsha, Shinab, Shemeber and Zoar against Kedorlaomer, Tidal, Amraphel and Arioch. The reason for the battle was, that Kedorlaomer had reigned over this region for 12 years. In the 13th five kings rebelled and a bit later they fought a big battle in the Valley of Siddim. Bera was on the lossing side. He and Birsha lost a lot of men when fleeing and all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah were seized.

After Abram had defeated Kedorlaomer and his allies, Bera met Abram in the Valley of Shaveh. There Bera told Abram, that Abram could keep all goods for himself but wanted his own men back. But Abram refused because he did not want Bera to say, that Bera made Abram rich. Abram wanted Bera to give the goods to Aner, Eshcol and Mamre, though.

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