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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 - Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, H1008 and pitched his tent, with Bethel H1008 on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - He went [fn]on his journeys from the [fn]Negev as far as Bethel, H1008 to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel H1008 and Ai,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:19 - He called the name of that place [fn]Bethel; H1008 however, [fn]previously the name of the city had been Luz.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - ‘I am the God of Bethel, H1008 where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, [fn]leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 - Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel H1008 and [fn]live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled [fn]from your brother Esau.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and let us arise and go up to Bethel, H1008 and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me [fn]wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:6 - So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), H1008 which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - He built an altar there, and called the place [fn]El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled [fn]from his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:8 - Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel H1008 under the oak; it was named [fn]Allon-bacuth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:15 - So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, [fn]Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:16 - Then they journeyed from Bethel; H1008 and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she [fn]suffered severe labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:2 - Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, H1008 and said to them, “[fn]Go up and spy out the land.” So the men went up and spied out Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:9 - So Joshua sent them away, and they went to the place of ambush and remained between Bethel H1008 and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua spent that night among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:12 - And he took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between Bethel H1008 and Ai, on the west side of the [fn]city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:17 - So not a man was left in Ai or Bethel H1008 who had not gone out after Israel, and they left the city [fn]unguarded and pursued 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 - Then the lot for the sons of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east into the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:2 - It went from Bethel H1008 to Luz, and continued to the border of the Archites at Ataroth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:13 - From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) H1008 southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:22 - and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel, H1008
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:22 - Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, H1008 and the LORD was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:23 - The house of Joseph spied out Bethel H1008 (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:5 - She used to [fn]sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel H1008 in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:18 - Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, H1008 and inquired of God and said, “Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?” Then the LORD said, “Judah shall go up first.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:26 - Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel H1008 and wept; thus they remained there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:31 - The sons of Benjamin went out [fn]against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike [fn]and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel H1008 and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:2 - So the people came to Bethel H1008 and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept [fn]bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - So they said, “Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north side of Bethel, H1008 on the east side of the highway that goes up from Bethel H1008 to Shechem, and on the south side of Lebonah.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel H1008 and Gilgal and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:3 - “Then you will go on further from there, and you will come as far as the [fn]oak of Tabor, and there three men going up to God at Bethel H1008 will meet you, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a jug of wine;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:2 - Now Saul chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul in Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, H1008 while 1,000 were with Jonathan at Gibeah of Benjamin. But he sent away the rest of the people, each to his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:27 - to those who were in Bethel, H1008 and to those who were in Ramoth of the [fn]Negev, and to those who were in Jattir,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:29 - He set one in Bethel, H1008 and the other he put in Dan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:32 - Jeroboam [fn]instituted a feast in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month, like the feast which is in Judah, and he [fn]went up to the altar; thus he did in Bethel, H1008 sacrificing to the calves which he had made. And he stationed in Bethel H1008 the priests of the high places which he had made.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:33 - Then he [fn]went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel H1008 on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, even in the month which he had [fn]devised [fn]in his own heart; and he [fn]instituted a feast for the sons of Israel and [fn]went up to the altar to burn [fn]incense.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:1 - Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel H1008 by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:4 - Now when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar in Bethel, H1008 Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” But his hand which he stretched out against him dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:10 - So he went another way and did not return by the way which he came to Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:11 - Now an old prophet was living in Bethel; H1008 and his [fn]sons came and told him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; H1008 the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they related to their father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:32 - “For the thing shall surely come to pass 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.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:2 - Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” H1008 But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:3 - Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel H1008 came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over [fn]you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; be still.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:23 - Then he went up from there to Bethel; H1008 and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:29 - However, as for the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin, from these Jehu did not depart, even the golden calves that were at Bethel H1008 and that were at Dan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - So one of the priests whom they had carried away into exile from Samaria came and lived at Bethel, H1008 and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second order and the [fn]doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, for [fn]Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. H1008
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:15 - Furthermore, the altar that was at Bethel H1008 and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down. Then he [fn]demolished its stones, ground them to dust, and burned the Asherah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:17 - Then he said, “What is this monument that I see?” And the men of the city told him, “It is the grave of the man of God who came from Judah and proclaimed these things which you have done against the altar of Bethel.” H1008
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:19 - Josiah also removed all the houses of the high places which were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made provoking [fn]the LORD; and he did to them [fn]just as he had done in Bethel. H1008

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