And he built there an altar, and called the place El-bethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
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George Leo Haydock
To him. Hebrew literally, "He called that place the God of Bethel, because there God (or the angels) appeared to him. "Haelohim, with a verb plural, generally refers to angels; when it is applied to God, the article is omitted, and the verb is singular. (Calmet)