Meaning of bethel

beth•el

Pronunciation: (beth'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a sacred area or sanctuary. Gen. 28:19.
  2. a church or hostel for sailors.

Beth•el

Pronunciation: (beth'ul for 1 also beth'el, beth&secel'), [key]
— n.
  1. a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem; occupied by Israel since 1967: dream of Jacob. Gen. 28:19.
  2. a town in SW Connecticut. 16,004.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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