Judges 1:23
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New American Standard Bible
The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).

King James Bible
And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

Darby Bible Translation
And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city was formerly Luz.)

World English Bible
The house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

Young's Literal Translation
and the house of Joseph cause men to spy about Beth-El (and the name of the city formerly is Luz),

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Library
Beth-El. Beth-Aven.
Josephus thus describes the land of Benjamin; "The Benjamites' portion of land was from the river Jordan to the sea, in length: in breadth, it was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." Let these last words be marked, "The breadth of the land of Benjamin was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." May we not justly conclude, from these words, that Jerusalem and Beth-el were opposite, as it were, in a right line? But if you look upon the maps, there are some that separate these by a very large tract of land,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

The Place of the Old Testament in Divine Revelation
[Sidenote: Advent of the Hebrews] Modern discovery and research have demonstrated that the truth revealed through the Babylonians and with less definiteness through the people of the Nile was never entirely lost. Such a sad waste was out of accord with the obvious principles of divine economy. As the icy chill of ceremonialism seized decadent Babylonia and Egypt, there emerged from the steppes south and east of Palestine a virile, ambitious group of nomads, who not only fell heir to that which
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 28:19
He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.

Joshua 18:13
From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon.

Judges 1:22
Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the LORD was with them.

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