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Bethel

Bethel (“house of God”), formerly known as Luz, is a town located in the land of Canaan, the land given to the tribe of Benjamin. Bethel is mentioned seventy-one times in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). The only city mentioned more times is Jerusalem. That information alone speaks volumes about the importance of Bethel to the Bible narrative. Bethel is where Jacob saw the ladder ascending and descending from heaven and where God blessed him. We’re told in Judges 4:5, that near Bethel is where Deborah sat and heard the people when she was the Judge of Israel.

 

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