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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 (Ge 22:22-23; 24/15'>24:15,24,47). He appears in person only once (Ge 24:50).

(2.) A southern city of Judah (1Ch 4:30); called also Bethul (Jos 19:4) and Bethel (Jos 12:16; 1Sa 30:27).

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The Syrian (Aramite).

1. Nahor's son by Miclah, nephew of Abraham, father of Rebekah (Ge 22:22-23; 24/15'>24:15,24,47; 28:2). Bethuel appears personally only in Ge 24:50, and then after his son. Blunt (Undesigned Coincidences) notices Bethuel's consistent insignificance in the whole affair of his daughter's marriage. When Abraham's servant at the well asks Rebekah, "Is there room in thy father's house for us?" she "ran and told them of her mother's house" (not of her father's, as Rachel did when Jacob introduced himself: Ge 29:12).

Laban her brother ran out and invited him in, not Bethuel, the natural person to do it. The servant makes presents of jewels and precious things to Rebekah, "and to her brother, and to her mother," but not to Bethuel. The brother and mother propose her abiding a few days before going. Finally, in the next generation, Rebekah's son, in inquiring after his kindred, asks, "Know ye Laban, the son of Nahor?" the father's name being omitted and the grandfather's substituted (Ge 29:5). The consistency of omission is too marked to be accidental, and yet such as a forger would never have devised. Bethuel was probably incapable, from age or imbecility, of managing his own affairs; but see Laban. (See LABAN.)

2. A place (See BETHUL.) (1Ch 4:30).

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1. The son of Nahor and Milcah, nephew of Abraham, and father of Laban and Rebekah (Ge 22:23; 24/15'>24:15,24,47,50; 25:20; 28:2,5). In Ge 28:5 (Priestly Narrative) he is called 'Bethuel the Syrian.' 2. 1Ch 4:30; or Bethul (Jos 19:4). See Bethel, 2.

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Son of Nahor, a Syrian, Abraham's brother, and father of Rebekah. Ge 22:22-23; 5'>24:15-47; 5/20'>25:20; 28:2,5.

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(dweller in God), the son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah,

Ge 22:22-23; 24/15'>24:15,24,47; 28:2


Ge 25:20


Ge 28:5

he is called "Bethuel the Syrian."

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BETHUEL, the son of Nahor and Milcah. He was Abraham's nephew, and father to Laban and Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, Ge 22:20,23.

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