"When did Jacob rename Luz to Bethel?" (Alleged Contradiction #E7001)
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him. And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Jacob named the place Bethel, but as Genesis 28:19 tells us, people continued calling it Luz at first. In chapter 35, the place was still commonly called Luz, which was Bethel, and Jacob renamed it a second time to “Elbethel.”
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