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Jacob’s Altar in Shechem
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“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.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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