Genesis 33:20
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King James Version
And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

Darby Bible Translation
And there he set up an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

World English Bible
He erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and he setteth up there an altar, and proclaimeth at it God -- the God of Israel.

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King James Translators' Notes

Elelohe-Israel: that is God the God of Israel

Geneva Study Bible

And he erected there an altar, and called {g} it Elelohe-Israel.

(g) He calls the sign, the thing which it signifies, in token that God had mightily delivered him.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin El-elohe-Israel

i.e. God, the God of Israel. Jacob's act of faith, appropriating his new name, but also claiming Elohim in this new sense as the God through whom alone he could walk according to his new name. See Gen 14:18-23.

See note 2 of See Scofield Note: "Gen 14:18" for a similar appropriation by Abraham.Genesis 33:20 Parallel Commentaries

The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
John 4:20
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

Genesis 33:19
And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.

Genesis 34:1
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

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