35:7 He built an altar there and named the place El Bethel 4 because there God had revealed himself 5 to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
1 tn Heb “arise, go up.” The first imperative gives the command a sense of urgency.
4 sn The name El-Bethel means “God of Bethel.”
5 tn Heb “revealed themselves.” The verb נִגְלוּ (niglu), translated “revealed himself,” is plural, even though one expects the singular form with the plural of majesty. Perhaps אֱלֹהִים (’elohim) is here a numerical plural, referring both to God and the angelic beings that appeared to Jacob. See the note on the word “know” in Gen 3:5.