Genesis 35:7
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New International Version
There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

King James Bible
And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God had appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.

World English Bible
He built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

Young's Literal Translation
and he buildeth there an altar, and proclaimeth at the place the God of Bethel: for there had God been revealed unto him, in his fleeing from the face of his brother.

Genesis 35:7 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

El-beth-el - אל בית אל the strong God, the house of the strong God. But the first אל el is wanting in one of De Rossi's MSS., as it is also in the Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac, and some copies of the Arabic. The sentence reads much better without it, and much more consistent with the parallel passages.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Genesis 35:1,3 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God...

Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed...

El-beth-el. i.e., the god of Beth-el.

Genesis 28:13,19,22 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac...

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

Judges 6:24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it Jehovahshalom: to this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Library
February the Eighth Revisiting Old Altars
"I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress." --GENESIS xxxv. 1-7. It is a blessed thing to revisit our early altars. It is good to return to the haunts of early vision. Places and things have their sanctifying influences, and can recall us to lost experiences. I know a man to whom the scent of a white, wild rose is always a call to prayer. I know another to whom Grasmere is always the window of holy vision. Sometimes a particular pew in a particular church
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Trials and visions of Devout Youth
'And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Genesis 28:22
and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth."

Genesis 35:3
Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."

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