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also known as: Peniel
Meaning: face of God
It is also called “Peniel.”
A town was afterwards built there (Judges 8:8; 1 Kings 12:25). The men of this place refused to assistance and support Gideon and his little army when they were in pursuit of the Midianites (Judges 8:1-21). On his return, Gideon slew the men of this city and destroyed its lofty watchtower to the ground.