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pillar

This is a memorial pillar which was simply a large stone or boulder set up on its end.

He poured out a drink offering over it and poured oil on it

This is a sign that he is dedicating the pillar to God. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-symaction)

Bethel

Translators may also add a footnote that says "The name Bethel means 'house of God.'"

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  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/pillar
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/drinkoffering
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/oil
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/bethel