bethel

(redirected from Bethel (Israel))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Beth·el

 (bĕth′əl, bĕth′ĕl′)
A town of ancient Palestine north of Jerusalem. It is now a major archaeological site.

beth·el

 (bĕth′əl)
n.
1. A hallowed or holy place.
2.
a. A chapel for seafarers.
b. Chiefly British A Nonconformist chapel, especially a Baptist or Methodist one.

[Hebrew bêt 'ēl, house of God : bayit, house; see byt in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]

Bethel

(ˈbɛθəl)
n
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]

beth•el

(ˈbɛθ əl)

n.
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)

n.
a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem; dream of Jacob. Gen. 28:19.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bethel - a house of worship (especially one for sailors)bethel - a house of worship (especially one for sailors)
house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship - any building where congregations gather for prayer
Translations