Genesis 33:20
New International Version
There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.

New Living Translation
And there he built an altar and named it El-Elohe-Israel.

English Standard Version
There he erected an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

Berean Study Bible
There he set up an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

King James Bible
And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

Christian Standard Bible
And he set up an altar there and called it God, the God of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
then he set up his tents and built an altar there to honor the God of Israel.

Good News Translation
He put up an altar there and named it for El, the God of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And he set up an altar there and called it "God, the God of Israel."

International Standard Version
set up an altar, and named it El-elohe-israel.

NET Bible
There he set up an altar and called it "The God of Israel is God."

New Heart English Bible
He erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He set up an altar there and named it God Is the God of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.

New American Standard 1977
Then he erected there an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there he erected an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel (the Strong God of Israel).

King James 2000 Bible
And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe-israel.

American King James Version
And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

American Standard Version
And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he set up there an alter, and called on the God of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And raising an altar there, he invoked upon it the most mighty God of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And there he set up an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

English Revised Version
And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.

World English Bible
He erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and he setteth up there an altar, and proclaimeth at it God -- the God of Israel.
Study Bible
Jacob Settles in Shechem
19And the plot of ground where he pitched his tent, he purchased from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of silver. 20There he set up an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.
Cross References
John 4:20
Our forefathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where one must worship is in Jerusalem."

Genesis 33:19
And the plot of ground where he pitched his tent, he purchased from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of silver.

Genesis 34:1
Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.

Treasury of Scripture

And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

altar.

Genesis 8:20
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Genesis 12:7,8
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him…

Genesis 13:18
Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

El-elohe-Israel.

Genesis 32:28
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Genesis 35:7
And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.







Lexicon
There
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

he set up
וַיַּצֶּב־ (way·yaṣ·ṣeḇ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5324: To take one's stand, stand

an altar
מִזְבֵּ֑חַ (miz·bê·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

and called it
וַיִּ֨קְרָא־ (way·yiq·rā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

El-Elohe-Israel.
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty
(20) He erected there an altar.--Abraham had already built an altar in this neighbourhood (Genesis 12:7), and Jacob now followed his example--partly as a thanksoffering for his safe return, partly also as taking possession of the country; but chiefly as a profession of faith, and public recognition of the new relation in which he stood to God. This especially appears in his calling the altar "El, the Elohim of Israel." Of course the title of Jehovah could not be used here, as the altar had a special reference to the change of Jacob's name, and was an acknowledgment on his own part of his now being Israel, a prince with El, that is. with God.

Verse 20. - And he erected there an altar, - as Abram his ancestor had done (Genesis 12:7) - and called it - not invoked upon it, invocavit super illud (Vulgate), ἐτεκαλήσατο (LXX.), but named it (Dathe, Rosenmüller, Keil, etc.) - El-elohe-Israel - i.e. God, the God of Israel; meaning, he called it the altar of God, the God of Israel (Rosenmüller), or, reading el as a preposition, "To the God of Israel" (Quarry, p. 508).



33:17-20 Jacob did not content himself with words of thanks for God's favour to him, but gave real thanks. Also he kept up religion, and the worship of God in his family. Where we have a tent, God must have an altar. Jacob dedicated this altar to the honour of El-elohe-Israel, God, the God of Israel; to the honour of God, the only living and true God; and to the honour of the God of Israel, as a God in covenant with him. Israel's God is Israel's glory. Blessed be his name, he is still the mighty God, the God of Israel. May we praise his name, and rejoice in his love, through our pilgrimage here on earth, and for ever in the heavenly Canaan.
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