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What place's name means "face of God" in Hebrew?




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Answer: Peniel

Genesis 32:31: Jacob wrestles the angel:

32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him.

32:26 And he said: 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.' And he said: 'I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.'

32:27 And he said unto him: 'What is thy name?' And he said: 'Jacob.'

32:28 And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.'

32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said: 'Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.' And he said: 'Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?' And he blessed him there.

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel : 'for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.'


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