Bethuel

Bethuel [N] [H] [S]

man of God, or virgin of God, or house of God.

  • The son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah ( Genesis 22:22 Genesis 22:23 ; Genesis 24:15 Genesis 24:24 Genesis 24:47 ). He appears in person only once ( 24:50 ).

  • A southern city of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:30 ); called also Bethul ( Joshua 19:4 ) and Bethel ( 12:16 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 ).

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bethuel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Bethuel [N] [E] [S]

    filiation of God
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Bethuel'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Bethuel [N] [E] [H]

    (dweller in God ), the son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah, ( Genesis 22:22 Genesis 22:23 ; Genesis 24:15 Genesis 24:24 Genesis 24:47 ; 28:2 ) In ( Genesis 25:20 ) and ( Genesis 28:5 ) he is called "Bethuel the Syrian."


    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bethuel'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    BETHUEL (1)

    be-thu'-el (bethu'el; "dweller in God"):

    A son of Nahor and Milcah, Abraham's nephew, father of Laban and Rebekah (Genesis 22:23; 24:15,24,47,50; 25:20; 28:2,5). In the last-named passage, he is surnamed "the Syrian." The only place where he appears as a leading character in the narrative is in connection with Rebekah's betrothal to Isaac; and even here, his son Laban stands out more prominently than he--a fact explainable on the ground of the custom which recognized the right of the brother to take a special interest in the welfare of the sister (compare Genesis 34:5,21,25; 2 Samuel 13:20,22). Ant, I, xvi, 2 states that Bethuel was dead at this time.

    Frank E. Hirsch


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BETHUEL (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    BETHUEL (2)

    be-thu'-el, beth'-u-el (bethu'el, "destroyed of God"):

    A town of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:30), the same as Bethul (Joshua 19:4), and, probably, as the Beth-el of 1 Samuel 30:27.


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BETHUEL (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.