(the house of God).
A town in the south part of Judah, named in (Joshua 12:16) and 1Sam 30:27 In (Joshua 15:30; 19:4; 1 Chronicles 4:29,30) the place appears under the name of Chesil, Bethul and Bethuel. Hiel the Bethelite is recorded as the rebuilder of Jericho. (1 Kings 16:34)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Bethel.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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