There he built an altar,(A) and he called the place El Bethel,[a](B) because it was there that God revealed himself to him(C) when he was fleeing from his brother.(D)

Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse,(E) died and was buried under the oak(F) outside Bethel.(G) So it was named Allon Bakuth.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel.
  2. Genesis 35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.

And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

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