bethel

[ beth-uhl ]
/ ˈbɛθ əl /

noun

a sacred area or sanctuary. Genesis 28:19.
a church or hostel for sailors.

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Origin of bethel

First recorded in 1610–20, bethel is from Hebrew bēth 'ēl “house of God”

Definition for bethel (2 of 2)

Bethel
[ beth-uhl; for 1 also beth-el, beth-el ]
/ ˈbɛθ əl; for 1 also ˈbɛθ ɛl, ˌbɛθˈɛl /

noun

a village in western Jordan, near Jerusalem; occupied by Israel since 1967: site of Jacob's dream. Genesis 28:19.
a town in southwestern Connecticut.
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British Dictionary definitions for bethel

Bethel
/ (ˈbɛθəl) /

noun

an ancient town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: in the Old Testament, the place where the dream of Jacob occurred (Genesis 28:19)
a chapel of any of certain Nonconformist Christian sects
a seamen's chapel

Word Origin for Bethel

C17: from Hebrew bēth 'Ēl house of God
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