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Lexicon :: Strong's H1008 - bêṯ-'ēl

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proper locative noun
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TWOT Reference: 241a

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The following spelling is supported by Strongs: בית-אל.

Strong’s Definitions

בֵּית־אֵל Bêyth-ʼÊl, bayth-ale'; from H1004 and H410; house of God; Beth-El, a place in Palestine:—Beth-el.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 70x

The KJV translates Strong's H1008 in the following manner: Bethel (66x), non translated variable (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 70x
The KJV translates Strong's H1008 in the following manner: Bethel (66x), non translated variable (4x).
  1. Bethel = "house of God"

    1. ancient place and seat of worship in Ephraim on border of Benjamin, identified with Luz (former name)

    2. a place in south country of Judah, not far from Beersheba and Ziklag

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֵּית־אֵל Bêyth-ʼÊl, bayth-ale'; from H1004 and H410; house of God; Beth-El, a place in Palestine:—Beth-el.
STRONGS H1008: Abbreviations
בֵּֽיתְאֵל 71 proper name, of a location Bethel (so read, not בֵּית־אֵל as Joshua 7:2 + according to see d. H; compare Baer Genesis 12:8; house of God, or house of El) —
1. ancient place and seat of worship in Ephraim on border of Benjamin, identification with Luz (former name) Genesis 28:19; Genesis 35:6; Joshua 18:13; Judges 1:23; apparently distinguished from Luz Joshua 16:2 (yet compare Di); name connected with vision of Jacob when journeying to Paddan-Aram (JE) Genesis 28:19; Genesis 35:7 (where אֵל ֵֽֽֽבּיתְאֵל, but Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate Ol strike out אֵל; Di maintains); compare Hosea 12:5; when journeying from P.-A. Genesis 35:15 (P); name apparently given first to a stone (Genesis 28:18; 35:14) compare WeSkizzen iii. 70; הַר ֵֽֽֽבּיתְאֵל 1 Samuel 13:2; later important place of worship 1 Samuel 10:3 עָלָה אֶ־ל הָאֱלֹהִים בֵּיתְאֵל; abode of prophet 1 Kings 13:11; 2 Kings 2:3; Jeroboam set up one of the golden calves at Bethel 1 Kings 12:29f. compare also 1 Kings 13:1f; 2 Kings 10:29; 2 Kings 23:15; Jeremiah 48:13 see further 2 Kings 17:28; 2 Kings 23:15 Th proposes on internal grounds, בֵּית אַל house of nothingness, or אָלָה בּ׳ house of execration; אָלָה בּ׳ also RenHist. iii. 185; in prophets Amos 3:14; Amos 4:4; Amos 5:5 (twice in verse); Amos 5:6; Amos 7:10, 13; Hosea 10:15; note especially Amos 5:5 ביתאל יִהְיֶה לְאָ֑וֶן, & בֵּית אָוֶן (house of iniquity) as substitute for ביתאל Hosea 4:15; Hosea 5:8; Hosea 10:5 (עֶגְלוֺת בית און); — modern Beitîn RobBR i. 448 f. GuérinJudée iii. 14-27 compare BdPal 215 Surveyii. 305.
2. place in south country of Judah, not far from Beersheba & Ziklag 1 Samuel 30:27 compare We Dr; = MT כסיל Joshua 15:30 (text error; Greek Version of the LXX Βαιθηλ); also בְּתוּל Joshua 19:4, בְּתוּאֵל 1 Chronicles 4:30.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:8; 28:18; 28:19; 28:19; 35:6; 35:7; 35:14; 35:15


7:2; 15:30; 16:2; 18:13; 19:4



1 Samuel

10:3; 13:2; 30:27

1 Kings

12:29; 13:1; 13:11

2 Kings

2:3; 10:29; 17:28; 23:15; 23:15

1 Chronicles





4:15; 5:8; 10:5; 10:15; 12:5


3:14; 4:4; 5:5; 5:5; 5:6; 7:10; 7:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1008 matches the Hebrew בֵּית־אֵל (bêṯ-'ēl),
which occurs 144 times in 65 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:8–2Ki 23:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, H1008 and pitched his tent, having Bethel H1008 on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, H1008 unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel H1008 and Hai;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:19 - And he called the name of that place Bethel: H1008 but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - I am the God of Bethel, H1008 where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 - And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, H1008 and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; H1008 and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:6 - So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, H1008 he and all the people that were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:8 - But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel H1008 under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:15 - And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:16 - And they journeyed from Bethel; H1008 and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:2 - And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, H1008 and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:9 - Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Bethel H1008 and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:12 - And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush between Bethel H1008 and Ai, on the west side of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:17 - And there was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, H1008 that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:9 - The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, H1008 one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:16 - The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, H1008 one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:1 - And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel, H1008
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:2 - And goeth out from Bethel H1008 to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:13 - And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, H1008 southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:22 - And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel, H1008
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:22 - And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: H1008 and the LORD was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:23 - And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. H1008 (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:5 - And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel H1008 in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:18 - And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, H1008 and asked counsel of God, and said, Which of us shall go up first to the battle against the children of Benjamin? And the LORD said, Judah shall go up first.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:26 - Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, H1008 and wept, and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:31 - And the children of Benjamin went out against the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to smite of the people, and kill, as at other times, in the highways, of which one goeth up to the house of God, H1008 and the other to Gibeah in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:2 - And the people came to the house of God, H1008 and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - Then they said, Behold, there is a feast of the LORD in Shiloh yearly in a place which is on the north side of Bethel, H1008 on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel H1008 to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, H1008 and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:3 - Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, H1008 one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:2 - Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, H1008 and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:27 - To them which were in Bethel, H1008 and to them which were in south Ramoth, and to them which were in Jattir,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:29 - And he set the one in Bethel, H1008 and the other put he in Dan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:32 - And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, H1008 sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel H1008 the priests of the high places which he had made.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:33 - So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel H1008 the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:1 - And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: H1008 and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:4 - And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, H1008 that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:10 - So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:11 - Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; H1008 and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: H1008 the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:32 - For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel, H1008 and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:2 - And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. H1008 And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:3 - And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel H1008 came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:23 - And he went up from thence unto Bethel: H1008 and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:29 - Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, H1008 and that were in Dan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, H1008 and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:15 - Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, H1008 and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:17 - Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:19 - And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel. H1008

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