Place Name BETHEL

TYPE: Settlement
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: בֵּית־אֵל (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: BETH-əl (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "house of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Beit-'El (Biblical Hebrew)
Entry added May 31, 2018