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ˈbɛθ əl, -ɛl, ˌbɛθˈɛlBethel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bethelnoun

    a house of worship (especially one for sailors)


  1. bethelnoun

    A holy place.

  2. bethelnoun

    A chapel, especially one for sailors.

  3. Bethelnoun

    An ancient town in Palestine near the modern town of Baytin; the site of Abraham's first altar

  4. Etymology: house of God

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bethelnoun

    a place of worship; a hallowed spot

  2. Bethelnoun

    a chapel for dissenters

  3. Bethelnoun

    a house of worship for seamen


  1. Bethel

    Bethel Ugaritic: bt il, meaning "House of El" or "House of God", Hebrew: בֵּית אֵל, also transliterated Beth El, Beth-El, or Beit El; Greek: Βαιθηλ; Latin: Bethel was a border city described in the Hebrew Bible as being located between Benjamin and Ephraim. Eusebius of Caesarea and Jerome describe it in their time as a small village that lay 12 Roman miles north of Jerusalem, to the right or east of the road leading to Neapolis. Edward Robinson identified the village of Beitin in Palestine with ancient Bethel in Biblical Researches in Palestine, 1838–52. He based this assessment on its fitting the location described in earlier texts, and on the philological similarities between the modern and ancient name, arguing that the replacement of the Hebrew el with the Arabic in was not unusual. Ten years after the Six Day War, the biblical name was applied to an Israeli settlement Beit El constructed adjacent to Beitin. In several countries - particularly in the US - the name was given to various locations. A second biblical Bethel, in the southern Judah, is mentioned in the Book of Joshua, and seems to be the same as Bethul or Bethuel, a city of the tribe of Simeon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bethel

    beth′el, n. a hallowed spot, a name applied by some Methodists to their places of worship: an old ship fitted up in a port as a place of worship for sailors. [Heb. Bēth-ēl, house of God.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bethel

    a place 11 m. N. of Jerusalem, scene of Jacob's dream, and famous in the history of the patriarchs.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bethel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bethel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Bethel in a Sentence

  1. Brenda Landwehr:

    Without explanation, this map shifts 46% of the Black population and 33% of the Hispanic population out of the 3rd Congressional District by dividing the Hispanic neighborhoods ofQuindaroBluffs, Bethel-Welborn, Strawberry Hill,Armourdaleand others from Argentine, Turner and the rest of Kansas City, Kansas south of I-70.

  2. Bethel Church:

    As a church family, our hearts are with the Heiligenthals, and we are both praying for Olive and walking with them through their deep grief and sorrow, bethel leadership is committed to caring for and serving the Heiligenthal family during this difficult time.

  3. Lamont Thomas:

    Bethel AME Church comes across insensitive, bethel AME Church comes across as grandstanding, people coming to get their 15 minutes of fame.

  4. Michael Lang:

    Woodstock remains committed to social change and will continue to be active in support of HeadCounts critical mission to get out the vote before the next election, we thank the artists, fans and partners who stood by us even in the face of adversity. My thoughts turn to Bethel and its celebration of our 50th Anniversary to reinforce the values of compassion, human dignity, and the beauty of our differences embraced by Woodstock.

  5. Sean Feucht:

    Nobody was angry, we were just like, We want to worship. We want to declare a blessing over the state of California. When they persecute and discriminate, we bless. We want to release hope and we want to unify the sound of Bethel Church.

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