• WordNet 3.6
    • n bethel a house of worship (especially one for sailors)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bethel A chapel for dissenters.
    • Bethel A house of worship for seamen.
    • Bethel A place of worship; a hallowed spot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bethel A hallowed spot.
    • n bethel A name sometimes applied to a place of worship in England, especially to a dissenting chapel.
    • n bethel A church or chapel for seamen, whether located on shore or, as is often the case, afloat in a harbor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bethel beth′el a hallowed spot, a name applied by some Methodists to their places of worship: an old ship fitted up in a port as a place of worship for sailors.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. bēth-el, house of God
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. Bēth-ēl, house of God.


In literature:

The temple at Bethel was, to the ten tribes, by no means what the temple at Jerusalem was to Judah.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
From Bethel came the baetylus of Damascius, which we find called Abaddir by Priscian.
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
Then God met him at Bethel.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
Magruder was assailed by some five thousand Yankees at Bethel, on the Peninsula.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
This form has been repeatedly sent me from Denver, Colorado, by Professor Bethel.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Seamen's Bethel Ch., 40; St. Lawrence St.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 08, August, 1885" by Various
No such thing is ever thought of in Wanamaker's Bethel Sunday-school.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
Moreover, he broke down the altar at Bethel that Jeroboam had originally erected.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
They paused at Bethel Mission long enough to load with dried salmon, then made the ninety-mile portage over lake and tundra to the Yukon.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
The Associate Reformed and Bethel churches, the latter belonging to "The Church of God," were burned.
"The Burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania" by B. S. (Benjamin Shroder) Schneck

In poetry:

"No more from rocky Horeb
The smitten waters gush;
Fallen is Bethel's ladder,
Quenched is the burning bush.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Let faith these visits keep in store,
Though sence the pleasure miss;
The God of Bethel, as before,
Thy Husband always is.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
When Jacob woke, the ground he trod
Seemed holy; and he named his stone
"Bethel," which means "the house of God."
With heaven so near, was he alone?
"Alone" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
A human voice, yet there the place became
Bethel: each bough with pentecost was crowned;
The great trunks rapt in unconusming flame
Stood as on holy ground.
"Ode On The Death Of Pius The Twelfth" by A D Hope
O Ecclesia,
your eyes are like sapphire:
your ears the mount of Bethel,
your nose
like a mountain of myrrh and incense,
and your mouth is like the sound of many waters.
"O Ecclesia" by Hildegard von Bingen
Meanwhile thy toils have reared on high,
In grand memorial of thy name,
Our bethel, where, as years sweep by,
Shall live the record of thy fame — The record of thy godly zeal,
That all may see, and know, and feel.
"A Holy Messenger" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Penn Hills vs Bethel Park.
Penn Hills Indians 7, Bethel Park Black Hawks 31.
Bethel brings Bailey — and everybody else — to Key City Playhouse.
Members of Bethel AME church in San Francisco walked out on their newly assigned pastor, Rev.
The Central Christian College men's basketball team remained undefeated after a win Tuesday night over Bethel , but it was close.
Banker's estate funds scholarship at Bethel College.
Updated Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012, at 4:13 p.m. Bethel College in North Newton said Wednesday that a new scholarship will be funded by the estate of former Halstead Bank banker James A Will.
Police have issued a silver alert for Lena Cosek, 18, of Bethel .
Police have issued a silver alert for an 18-year-old Bethel girl.
Bethel back on winning track.
Bethel Baptist School's varsity basketball team (3-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season to win in convincing fashion over Mt View Christian 61-29.
Bulldogs open Bethel Classic with double OT heartstopper.
Bethel Baptist Christian Academy officials have released high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
Members of Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg volunteered their time to provide extra help bagging groceries the weekend before Thanksgiving, according to Pastor Rebecca Johnston.
Bethel Baptist Christian Academy Names Honor Rolls.

In science:

The temperature is determined by the ratio of the 60 and 100 µm flux densities, assuming that the dust in a single beam is isothermal (the validity and implications of this assumption are discussed in detail in Schnee et al. 2005 and Schnee, Bethell, & Goodman 2006).
The COMPLETE Survey of Star-Forming Regions: Phase I Data
Ours is, of course, the biggest moon around in the relative sense, and “formation” papers continue to appear (e.g., Garrick-Bethell et al. 2006), but some of the other items were perhaps more fun.
Astrophysics in 2006
Holmes J.C. and Bethel W.M., Modif ication of Intermediate Host Behaviour by Parasites, Zool. J.
Switching model with two habitats and a predator involving group defence