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penuel in the Bible

face of God, a place not far from Succoth, on the east of the Jordan and north of the river Jabbok. It is also called "Peniel." Here Jacob wrestled (Gen. 32:24-32) "with a man" ("the angel", Hos. 12:4. Jacob says of him, "I have seen God face to face") "till the break of day." A town was afterwards built there (Judg. 8:8; 1 Kings 12:25). The men of this place refused to succour Gideon and his little army when they were in pursuit of the Midianites (Judg. 8:1-21). On his return, Gideon slew the men of this city and razed its lofty watch-tower to the ground.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The tower of penuel he destroyed, and caused the inhabitants of the place to be slain.

  • He said to the angel at penuel, "I will not let thee go, except thou bless me."

    Practical Religion John Charles Ryle
  • “Look at the people coming up the road,” answered penuel, thinking it well to make a diversion.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • His choice was so prescient that the new royal residence superseded not only penuel and Tirzah, but even Shechem.

  • He also broke down the tower of penuel and put to death the men of the town.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Jeroboam lived for a time at penuel, on the east of the Jordan, perhaps to escape all danger from Shishak's invasion.

  • It seems to me scarcely possible to doubt that the subject represented is Jacob wrestling with the man at penuel.

  • And the sun rose upon him as he passed over penuel, and he limped upon his thigh.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • penuel and Succoth lay in the way between the wilderness in which the Midianites dwelt and the valleys of western Palestine.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
  • “Oh, folks can squeeze into small corners when they choose,” said penuel Pardue, with a smile.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt

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