Bethel

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛθəl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'Bethel': (bethəl; for 1 also bethel, beth′el); 'bethel': (bethəl)



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Bethel /ˈbɛθəl/ n
  1. an ancient town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: in the Old Testament, the place where the dream of Jacob occurred (Genesis 28:19)
  2. a chapel of any of certain Nonconformist Christian sects
  3. a seamen's chapel
Etymology: 17th Century: from Hebrew bēth 'Ēl house of God
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
beth•el  (bethəl),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Biblea sacred area or sanctuary. Gen. 28:19.
  2. Naval Termsa church or hostel for sailors.
  • Hebrew bēth 'ēl house of God
  • 1610–20

Beth•el  (bethəl; for 1 also bethel, beth′el),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Bible, Place Namesa village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem;
    occupied by Israel since 1967: dream of Jacob. Gen. 28:19.
  2. Place Namesa town in SW Connecticut. 16,004.

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