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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.BETH-əl
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Meaning & History

From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.

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biblical places, currently out of the US top 1000
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute