Genesis 33:17-20 NIV

17 Jacob, however, went to Succoth,1 where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Succoth.a

References for Genesis 33:17

18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,b2 he arrived safely at thec city of Shechem3 in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.

References for Genesis 33:18

    • b 33:18 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
    • c 33:18 - Or "arrived at Shalem, a"
      19 For a hundred pieces of silver,d he bought from the sons of Hamor,4 the father of Shechem,5 the plot of ground6 where he pitched his tent.7

      References for Genesis 33:19

        • d 33:19 - Hebrew "hundred kesitahs"; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.
          20 There he set up an altar8 and called it El Elohe Israel.e

          References for Genesis 33:20

            • e 33:20 - "El Elohe Israel" can mean "God, the God of Israel" or "mighty is the God of Israel."