robbers' den, an Edomitish city, the capital of king Bela (Ge 36:32). It is probably the modern Dibdiba, a little north-east of Petra.
Ge 36:32; 1Ch 1:43. The king of Edom, Bela's capital. In the list of Edomite kings the son does not succeed the father; the monarchy must therefore have been elective, and the kings chosen by the "dukes" (1Ch 1:40-43), who ruled subordinately and contemporaneously with the kings.