Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
He called the name of that place
Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.
and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make
an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.”
So not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who had not gone out after Israel, and they left the city
unguarded and pursued Israel.
and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel,
The sons of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija, at Bethel and its towns,
Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his
kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.