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El-Elohe-Israel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
El-Elohe-Israel
El Elohe Israel (אֵל אְֶלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל‎, el elohey yisra'el). “God, the God of Israel.” A name found only in Gen 33:19–20, where it is applied to an altar erected by Jacob at Shechem.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
El-Elohe-Israel
El-Elohe-Israel. Name of an altar built by the patriarch Jacob on land he purchased from the “sons of Hamor,” near Shechem (Gn 33:20). Jacob used the Canaanite deity’s name, El, as a designation for Israel’s God.Some scholars, thinking this a strange name for an altar, have suggested that the combination
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
El-Elohe-Israel
El-Elohe-Israel el-e-l-oʹhe-izʹrē-əl; el-elʹō-he-izʹrē-əl [Heb. ʾēl ʾĕlōhê yiśrāʾēl] (Gen. 33:20); NEB EL-ELOHEY-ISRAEL; AV mg, NEB mg, “God, the God of Israel.” Found only in Gen. 33:20 as the name given to the altar erected at Shechem by Jacob, henceforth known as Israel, on the parcel of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
El-Elohe-Israel
EL-ELOHE-ISRAEL Name of an altar built by Jacob on land he purchased from the sons of Hamor, near Shechem (Gn 33:20). Jacob used the Canaanite deity’s name, El, as a designation for Israel’s God.Some scholars, thinking this a strange name for an altar, have suggested that the combination of names reflects
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
El-Elohe-Israel
EL-ELOHE-ISRAEL (“God is the God of Israel”). Jacob’s altar at Shechem after he returned from Padan-aram (Gen 33:19–20). Here Abraham had erected an altar (Gen 12:7). The LXX renders (Gen 33:20): “He built an altar and called upon the God of Israel.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
El-Elohe-Israel
El-Elohe-Israel (Heb. ʾēl ʾĕlōhê yikrāʾēl)The name of the altar that Jacob erected in Shechem after parting ways with his brother Esau (Gen. 33:20). The phrase may be rendered as “El, the God of Israel,” “El is the God of Israel,” or “mighty is the God of Israel.” Occurring near the conclusion
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
El-Elohe-Israel
˒ēl ˒elōhê yiśrā˒ēlEl-Elohe-Israel [ĕl ĕlˊō hē ĭzˊrĭ əl] (Heb. ˒ēl ˒elōhê yiśrā˒ēl “God, the God of Israel” or “mighty is the God of Israel”).† The name of an altar erected by Jacob near Shechem, following his safe arrival in Canaan (Gen. 33:20; JB “El, God of Israel”). Jacob
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
El-Elohe-Israel
El-Elo´he-Is´rael (God, the God of Israel), the name bestowed by Jacob on the altar which he erected facing the city of Shechem. Gen. 33:19, 20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
El-Elohe-Israel
EL-´ELO´HE-IS´RAEL (elʹe-loʹhē-izʹra-el; the “mighty God of Israel”). Jacob called by this name an altar pitched before Shechem (Gen. 33:20) in accordance with his vow (28:20–22) to give glory to the “God of Israel.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
El-Elohe-Isreal
El-Elohe-Israelmighty one; God of Israel, the name which Jacob gave to the alter which he erected on the piece of land where he pitched his tent before Shechem, and which he afterwards purchased from the sons of Hamor (Gen. 33:20).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EL-ELOHE-ISRAEL
EL-ELOHE-ISRAEL<el-e-lo’-he-iz’-ra-el>, <el-el’-o-he-iz’-ra-el> ([אֵל אְֶלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל‎, ’el ’elohe yisra’el], translated “God, the God of Israel” in the American Revised Version, margin and the King James Version margin): Found only in Genesis 33:20 as the name given to the altar erected at Shechem
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
El Elohe Israel
El-Elʹo-he-Is-raʹel [Mighty One, God of Israel], the name bestowed by Jacob on the altar which he erected facing the city of Shechem (Gen. 33:20). It designates God as the Being who can do whatever seems good to him, and who in the recent experience of Jacob had peculiarly manifested his power in overcoming
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