House of God.
Name Origin: Hebrew
Name Gender: Female
1610s, "somewhere in which God is worshipped," from Hebrew beth El "house of God," from beth, construct state of bayit "house." Preferred as a name for religious meeting houses among some Protestant denominations. Beth in addition had been title regarding the 2nd letter associated with the Hebrew alphabet, so named because of its shape, and had been lent into Greek as beta.
a property of worship (especially one for sailors)
- A place of worship; a hallowed spot.
- A chapel for dissenters.
- a residence of worship for seamen.
Bethel [Gen. 28:19]
(letter.) A spot of worship; a hallowed area.
- (n.) A chapel for dissenters.
- (letter.) A property of worship for seamen.
It is the seat of Bethel Female College (Baptist, founded 1854), of South Kentucky College (Christian; co-educational; chartered 1849) and of the Western Kentucky Asylum for the Insane.