Origin of bethel
Definition for bethel (2 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for bethel
Word Origin for Bethel
Word Origin and History for bethel
1610s, "a place where God is worshipped," from Hebrew beth El "house of God," from beth, construct state of bayit "house." Popular as a name for religious meeting houses among some Protestant denominations. Beth also was the name of the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, so called for its shape, and was borrowed into Greek as beta.