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- Bethel, "house of God (cf. El)" — (see Genesis 28:19)
- Bethlehem, "house of bread." Ironically, in the book of Ruth, there was a famine in Bethlehem, the "house of bread," which led Naomi's family to Moab where she met Ruth. Bethlehem is best known as the birthplace of Jesus but was also known as the "city of David".
- Bethany, "house of dates" or "house of misery"
- Bethphage, "house of unripe figs"
- Bethesda, "house of grace" — the name of a pool in Jerusalem (see John 5:2)
- Bethsaida, "house of fish"
- Beth-shemesh, "house of the sun"
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