Genesis 35:7 NIV

7 There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel,a because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

References for Genesis 35:7

    • þ 35:7 - "El Bethel" means "God of Bethel."

      Study tools for Genesis 35:7

      • a 35:7 - "El Bethel" means "God of Bethel."
      • b 35:8 - "Allon Bakuth" means "oak of weeping."
      • c 35:9 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
      • d 35:10 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" , a Hebrew idiom for "he deceives" .
      • e 35:10 - "Israel" probably means "he struggles with God."
      • f 35:11 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
      • g 35:15 - "Bethel" means "house of God."
      • h 35:18 - "Ben-Oni" means "son of my trouble."
      • i 35:18 - "Benjamin" means "son of my right hand."