1 Then God said to Jacob, “Get ready and move to Bethel
3 We are now going to Bethel,
6 Eventually, Jacob and his household arrived at Luz (also called Bethel)
7 Jacob built an altar there and named the place El-bethel (which means “God of Bethel”)
15 And Jacob named the place Bethel (which means “house of God”), because God had spoken to him there.
ok… did we really need to name it bethel in 15?
i mean, he was told to go to bethel, he told the family they were going to bethel, they arrived at luz bethel, and named it el bethel again…. just in this chapter alone.
i’d say the place is now clearly bethel.
for now anyway.