|be-thu'-el (filiation of God, man of God, virgin
of God, dweller in God, house of God)
RELATED: Abraham, Laban, Nahor, Rebekah
Easton's Bible Dictionary
man of God, or virgin of God, or house of God.
(1) The son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah ( Genesis
22:22 , 22:23 ; 24:15 , 24:24 , 24:47 ). He appears in person only once ( Genesis
(2) A southern city of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:30 ); called also Bethul ( Joshua
19:4 ) and Bethel ( 12:16 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 ).
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
filiation of God
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(dweller in God), The son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew
of Abraham, and father of Rebekah, ( Genesis 22:22 , 22:23 ; 24:15 , 24:24 , 24:47
; 28:2 ) In ( Genesis 25:20 ) and ( Genesis 28:5 ) he is called "Bethuel the Syrian."
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) be-thu'-el (bethu'el; "dweller in God"):
A son of Nahor and Milcah, Abraham's nephew, father of Laban and Rebekah (Genesis
22:23 ; 24:15 , 24 , 47 , 50 ; 25:20 ; 28:2 , 5). In the last-named passage, he
is surnamed "the Syrian." The only place where he appears as a leading character
in the narrative is in connection with Rebekah's betrothal to Isaac; and even
here, his son Laban stands out more prominently than he--a fact explainable on
the ground of the custom which recognized the right of the brother to take a special
interest in the welfare of the sister (compare Genesis 34:5 , 21 , 25 ; 2 Samuel
13:20 , 22). Ant, I, xvi, 2 states that Bethuel was dead at this time.
Frank E. Hirsch
(2) be-thu'-el, beth'-u-el (bethu'el, "destroyed of God"):
A town of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:30), the same as Bethul (Joshua 19:4), and, probably,
as the Beth-el of 1 Samuel 30:27.
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