Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of the hills Bethel. cap. 4.

THe hils of Bethel be in Iurye, nigh to Ierusalem, where the house of our Lord was builded in Salomons time. The hils of Bethel haue plentie of wood and of trees, of hearbs and of grasse, and be full of sweete smelling things.

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(*Beth-el signifieth the house of God. Bethel, the name also of a Citie, in the Coasts of the Tribe of Beniamin and E∣phraim. It was distant from Hierusa∣lem thrée miles. It was first called Lu∣za: but after when Iacob being in that place, saw the Lord standing vppon the ladder, he called it Bethel. In this place Bethel, Hieroboam set vp the idolatrous worshipping of one of ye golden Calues. In this place, the children which moc∣ked Elizeus the Prophet, were torne, & rent, and killed of Beares.