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12:7 God appeared to Abram and said, 'I will give this land to your off-spring.' [Abram] built an altar there to God who had appeared to him.
Vayera Adonay el-Avram vayomer lezar'acha eten et-ha'arets hazot vayiven sham mizbe'ach l'Adonay hanir'eh elav.
12:8 From there, [Abram] moved on to the mountains east of Bethel. He set up his tent with Bethel to the West and Ai to the east. He built an altar there and called in God's name.
Vayatek misham haharah mikedem leVeyt-El vayet aholoh Beyt-El miyam veha'Ay mikedem vayiven-sham mizbe'ach l'Adonay vayikra beshem Adonay.



Commentary:

Bethel
  Beth El in Hebrew, literally, 'the house of God.' This was a city some 20 miles south of Shechem. It is identified with the modern Beitin, some 10 miles north of Jerusalem.

Ai
  A town a little less than two miles east of Bethel. Identified with the modern Haiyin.





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