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Reference: Penuel


A place E. of Jordan, and near the Jabbok, at which Jacob wrestled with the angel (Ge 32:24 ff.), and said (Ge 32:30) to be called Peniel (or Penuel), i.e. 'Face of God,' because Jacob said, 'I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.' (The mention of the 'face of God' in Ge 33:10 makes it possible that another explanation of the origin of the name is there alluded to.) There was, however, in Ph

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