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|Ancient Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Social Sciences - Religion / name?
|Ancient Hebrew term or phrase: Beth-el|
|The word(s) in question are being used as a name for an individual. I believe it is in some way similar to a translation of Elizabeth which I have been told means something like el-lizard-birth, although the "el" i'm sure must have a meaning.|
I'm not sure this is what you're looking for, but there are many references in the Web with Beth-el meaning "house of God". Here are a few:
And Jacob called the name of the place where G-d spoke with him, Beth-el.
Bethel A town to the north of Jerusalem, where Jacob had the vision of the ladder (Genesis 28:11-22). It was after this vision that he gave it the name Beth El (House of God), it having previously been called Luz. He later built an altar there (Genesis 35:1-15).
We use the name "Beth-el", because of its biblical signification. The name means "the house of God". Therefore, the "Beth-el" Association of churches will be an association of "houses of God."
Hope this helps,
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