BETHUEL (PLACE) [Heb bĕtûʾēl (בְּתוּאֵל)]. Var. BETHUL; BETHEL. A town in which the sons of Simeon dwelt prior to the reign of David (1 Chr 4:30). It is mentioned in a list along with Hormah and Ziklag. In the Josh 19 list of Simeonite towns, the name is spelled Bethul (v 4; Heb bĕtûl), and in an
Bethuel, Bethul (Place). One of the cities allotted to Simeon’s tribe within Judah’s inheritance (1 Chr 4:30). Bethuel is alternately called Bethul in Joshua 19:4, and is perhaps identifiable with Chesil, a city assigned to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:30), and with Bethel in the Negeb to which David sent spoils
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bethuel [Heb. beṯû’ēl; cf. Can personal name Batti-ilu (Am. Tab. 161:20)].A town of Simeon near Hormah and Ziklag (1 Ch. 4:30). It is called Bethul in Josh. 19:4, but in what appears to be a parallel list the name Chesil occurs (Josh. 15:30). The name Bethel in 1 S. 30:27 is possibly a corruption
BETHUEL, BETHUL (Place) One of the cities allotted to Simeon’s tribe within Judah’s inheritance (1 Chr 4:30). Bethuel is alternately called Bethul in Joshua 19:4, and is perhaps identifiable with Chesil (Kesil), a city assigned to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:30), and with Bethel in the Negev to which David
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bethuel (bi-thyoo´uhl; Heb., “house of God”).1 The son of Nahor, nephew of Abraham, and father of Laban and Rebekah (Gen. 22:22–23; 24:15, 24, 47, 50). In Gen. 25:20 he is identified as an Aramean of Paddan-aram.2 A town in Simeonite territory west of the Dead Sea (1 Chron. 4:30; called Bethel in Josh.
Bethuel (Heb. bĕṯŝʾēl) (PLACE) (alsoBETHUL)A town where Simeon’s descendants lived (1 Chr. 4:30). At Josh. 19:4 the name is spelled Bethul. In a comparable list of southern Judean towns, Chesil appears in its place (Josh. 15:30). Its location near Hormah and Ziklag suggests it may be the same as
Bethuel—man of God, or virgin of God, or house of God. (1.) The son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah (Gen. 22:22, 23; 24:15, 24, 47). He appears in person only once (24:50).(2.) A southern city of Judah (1 Chr. 4:30); called also Bethul (Josh. 19:4) and Bethel (12:16; 1 Sam.
BETHUEL [beh THUE el] (house of God) — the name of a person and a place in the Old Testament:1. A son of Nahor and Milcah. Bethuel also was Abraham’s nephew and the father of Laban and Rebekah (Gen. 22:22–23).2. A city in the territory of Simeon near Hormah and Ziklag (1 Chr. 4:30; Josh. 19:4, Bethul,