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Bethel (Hebrew for "House of El") is a place mentioned in the Bible, where Jacob is said to have had his dream of a ladder ascending to heaven. Identified with the Palestinian village of Beitun in the West Bank, it became an important cultic center during Israelite times and may even have rivalled Jerusalem, some 10 kilometers to the south in terms of prestige.

Several places in the United States of America were named for the biblical town of Bethel:

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