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He built an altar there and named the place for the God of Bethel, because God had revealed himself to him there when he was running away from his brother.
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And he built there an altar, and called the name of that place, The house of God: for there God appeared to him when he fled from his brother.
Genesis 35:1,3 In the mean time God said to Jacob: Arise and go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared to thee when thou didst flee from Esau, thy brother. . . .
Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 If thou hast vowed any thing to God, defer not to pay it: for an unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him: but whatsoever thou hast vowed, pay it. . . .
Genesis 28:13,19,22 And the Lord leaning upon the ladder saying to him: I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: The land, wherein thou sleepest, I will give to thee and to thy seed. . . .
Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar; and called the name thereof, The Lord, my exaltation, saying:
Judges 6:24 And Gedeon built there an altar to the Lord, and called it the Lord's peace, until this present day. And when he was yet in Ephra, which is of the family of Ezri,
Ezekiel 48:35 Its circumference was eighteen thousand: and the name of the city from that day, The Lord is there.
ContextJacob Returns to Bethel
…6And Jacob came to Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, surnamed Bethel: he and all the people that were with him. 7And he built there an altar, and called the name of that place, The house of God: for there God appeared to him when he fled from his brother.8At the same time Debora, the nurse of Rebecca, died, and was buried at the foot of Bethel, under an oak, and the name of that place was called, The oak of weeping.…
And this stone, which I have set up for a title, shall be called the house of God: and of all things that thou shalt give to me, I will offer tithes to thee.
Arise, and let us go up to Bethel, that we may make there an altar to God; who heard me in the day of my affliction, and accompained me in my journey.
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