complete verse (Genesis 35:7)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 35:7:

  • Newari: “There he built an altar. He named that place El-bethel. For God had met him there when he ran away in fear of his elder brother.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “He built/[lit. made] an altar there. He named that place El Betel for God appeared to him there when he was-fleeing from his sibling/(brother) Esau.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “There he built an altar. He named the place El-Bethel, which means ‘God of Bethel’, because it was there that God revealed himself to Jacob when he was fleeing from his older brother Esau.” (Source: Translation for Translators)