Talk:Bethuel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Judaism (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Judaism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Judaism-related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Biography (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 
Note icon
An appropriate infobox may need to be added to this article. Please refer to the list of biography infoboxes for further information.
  Bethuel  
derives from  (btl 295a) meaning `virgin' or `being kept separate,' rendering 

`Virgin Of God.' Between the segments and is the letter (waw 519) which usually indicates a constructive connection between the two; with.

Prolly.. the name is supposed to mean Daughter With God.

The meaning of this name is disputed. Without reasons given, BDB assumes a text error and derives from (mat 1263), meaning man,

and  El (93a) meaning God: Man Of God. But the name starts with bat, 

not with mat, so this explanation seems uncalled for. There are two words

(bat: 254b, 298a). The first one means daughter (254b), the second one 

is a measure of volume equal to about 22 liters (298a).

There are two Bethuels mentioned in Scriptures. One is a town in Simeon (1 Chr 4:30). The other Bethuel is a son of Nahor and Milcah, and the father of Laban and Rebekah.

How do I know this? my name is Bethuel.I have a personal interest. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.181.50.86 (talk) 08:19, 16 April 2011 (UTC)