Bible Names A-G: Bethuel
Bethuel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
man of God, or virgin of God, or house of God. (1.) The son of
Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of
22:22, 23; 24:15, 24, 47). He appears in person only
(2.) A southern city of Judah (1 Chr. 4:30); called
Bethul (Josh. 19:4) and Bethel (12:16; 1 Sam. 30:27).
Bethuel in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
"The Syrian" (Aramite).
1. Nahor's son by Miclah, nephew of Abraham, father
of Rebekah (Genesis 22:22-23; Genesis 24:15; Genesis 24:24;
Genesis 24:47; Genesis 28:2). Bethuel appears personally
only in Genesis 24:50, and then after his son. Blunt
(Undesigned Coincidences) notices Bethuel's consistent
insignificance in the whole affair of his daughter's
marriage. When Abraham's servant at the well asks Rebekah,
"Is there room in thy father's house for us?" she "ran and
told them of her mother's house" (not of her father's, as
Rachel did when Jacob introduced himself: Genesis 29:12).
Laban her brother ran out and invited him in, not
Bethuel, the natural person to do it. The servant makes
presents of jewels and precious things to Rebekah, "and to
her brother, and to her mother," but not to Bethuel. The
brother and mother propose her abiding a few days before
going. Finally, in the next generation, Rebekah's son, in
inquiring after his kindred, asks, "Know ye Laban, the son
of Nahor?" the father's name being omitted and the
grandfather's substituted (Genesis 29:5). The consistency of
omission is too marked to be accidental, and yet such as a
forger would never have devised. Bethuel was probably
incapable, from age or imbecility, of managing his own
affairs; but see Laban. frontLABAN.)
2. A place (See BETHUL.) (1 Chronicles 4:30).
Bethuel in Hitchcock's Bible Names
filiation of God
Bethuel in Naves Topical Bible
Son of Nahor, father of Rebekah
Ge 22:22,23; 24:15,24; 25:20; 28:2,5
Bethuel in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(dweller in God), the son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of
Abraham, and father of Rebekah, Ge 22:22,23; 24:15,24,47; 28:2
In Ge 25:20 and Ge 28:5 he is called "Bethuel the Syrian."
Bethuel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
be-thu'-el (bethu'el; "dweller in God"): A son of Nahor and
Milcah, Abraham's nephew, father of Laban and Rebekah (Gen
22:23; 24:15,24,47,50; 25:20; 28:2,5). In the last-named
passage, he is surnamed "the Syrian." The only place where he
appears as a leading character in the narrative is in
connection with Rebekah's betrothal to Isaac; and even here,
his son Laban stands out more prominently than he--a fact
explainable on the ground of the custom which recognized the
right of the brother to take a special interest in the welfare
of the sister (compare Gen 34:5,21,25; 2 Sam 13:20,22). Ant,
I, xvi, 2 states that Bethuel was dead at this time.
Bethuel in Wikipedia
(בתואל – Hebrew for "house of God"), in the Hebrew Bible, was
an Aramean man, the youngest son of Nahor and Milcah,
the nephew of Abraham, and the father of Laban and Rebekah.
Bethuel was also a town in the territiory of the tribe of
Simeon, west of the Dead Sea. Some scholars identify it
with Bethul and Bethel in southern Judah, to which David
Bethuel Scripture - Genesis 24:47
And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [art] thou? And she
said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare
unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the
bracelets upon her hands.
Bethuel Scripture - Genesis 25:20
And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife,
the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to
Laban the Syrian.
Bethuel Scripture - Genesis 28:2
Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's
father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of
Laban thy mother's brother.
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