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Meaning: man of God, or virgin of God, or house of God

The name of a biblical man and a city…

  1. The son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah (Genesis 22:22, 23; 24:15, 24, 47). He appears in person only once (24:50).

  2. A southern city of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:30); called also Bethul (Joshua 19:4) and Bethel (12:16; 1 Samuel 30:27).