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A town of ancient Palestine north of Jerusalem. It is now a major archaeological site.
1. A hallowed or holy place.
a. A chapel for seafarers.
b. Chiefly British A Nonconformist chapel, especially a Baptist or Methodist one.
1. (Placename) an ancient town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: in the Old Testament, the place where the dream of Jacob occurred (Genesis 28:19)
2. (Christian Churches, other) a chapel of any of certain Nonconformist Christian sects
3. (Nautical Terms) a seamen's chapel
[C17: from Hebrew bēth 'Ēl house of God]
1. a sacred area or sanctuary. Gen. 28:19.
2. a church or hostel for sailors.
[1610–20; < Hebrew bēth 'ēl house of God]
Beth•el(ˈbɛθ əl, -ɛl, ˌbɛθˈɛl)
a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem; dream of Jacob. Gen. 28:19.