Ancient Bethel - Map of New Testament Israel
BETH-EL (house of God). 1. A city and holy place of central Israel, twelve miles
north of Jerusalem. Two accounts of name in Gen, 28:19 ; 35:14-15. But consult Gen.
12:8. Ephraim took it as Bethel, Judg. 1:22-26. Israelites went up to Bethel to ask
counsel of God, Judg. 20:18, 26, 31. The ark was there, Judg. 20:26, 28. A holy city,
1 Sam. 7:16. 2. A town in the south of Judah, Josh, 12:6; 1 Sam. 30:27 ; appears
elsewhere as Chesil, Bethul, and Bethuel.