bethel

noun beth·el \ ˈbe-thəl \

Definition of bethel

1 : a hallowed spot
2 a : a chapel for Nonconformists
b : a place of worship for seamen

Origin and Etymology of bethel

Hebrew bēth'ēl house of God


Bethel

geographical name Beth·el \ ˈbe-thəl , be-ˈthel \

Definition of Bethel

1 city of ancient Palestine north of Jerusalem
Note: The present-day West Bank town on the site of Bethel is called Bay*tīn play \ˌbā-ˈtēn\ .
2 town in southeastern New York notable as the site of the Woodstock music festival in 1969 population 4255

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