King James Bible Dictionary




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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
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Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Face of God, a place not far from Succoth, on the east of the Jordan and north of the river Jabbok. It is also called "Peniel." Here Jacob wrestled (Genesis 32:24-32) "with a man" ("the angel", Hosea 12:4. Jacob says of him, "I have seen God face to face") "till the break of day."

A town was afterwards built there (Judges 8:8; 1 Kings 12:25). The men of this place refused to succour Gideon and his little army when they were in pursuit of the Midianites (Judges 8:1-21). On his return, Gideon slew the men of this city and razed its lofty watch-tower to the ground.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

same as Peniel

Naves Topical Index

1. Called Peniel, city built where Jacob wrestled with the angel
Genesis 32:31; Judges 8:8-9; Judges 8:17; 1 Kings 12:25

2. Chief of Gedor
1 Chronicles 4:4

3. A Benjamite
1 Chronicles 8:25

Smith's Bible Dictionary