The Lord appeared to Abram(A) and said, “To your offspring[a] I will give this land.(B)(C) So he built an altar there to the Lord,(D) who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel(E) and pitched his tent,(F) with Bethel on the west and Ai(G) on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.(H)

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  1. Genesis 12:7 Or seed
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18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre(A) at Hebron,(B) where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.(C)

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When they reached the place God had told him about,(A) Abraham built an altar(B) there and arranged the wood(C) on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar,(D) on top of the wood.

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25 Isaac built an altar(A) there and called on the name of the Lord.(B) There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.(C)

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20 There he set up an altar(A) and called it El Elohe Israel.[a]

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  1. Genesis 33:20 El Elohe Israel can mean El is the God of Israel or mighty is the God of Israel.
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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)

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  1. Genesis 35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel.
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15 Moses built an altar(A) and called(B) it The Lord is my Banner.

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Moses then wrote(A) down everything the Lord had said.

He got up early the next morning and built an altar(B) at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars(C) representing the twelve tribes of Israel.

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