|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Man of God, or virgin of God, or house of God.
(1.) The son of Nahor by Milcah; nephew of Abraham, and father of Rebekah (Genesis 22:22, 23; 24:15, 24, 47). He appears in person only once (24:50).
(2.) A southern city of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:30); called also Bethul (Joshua 19:4) and Bethel (12:16; 1 Samuel 30:27).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
be-thu'-el (bethu'el; "dweller in God"): A son of Nahor and Milcah, Abraham's nephew, father of Laban and Rebekah (Genesis 22:23; Genesis 24:15, 24, 47, 50; 25:20:00; 28:2, 5). In the last-named passage, he is surnamed "the Syrian." The only place where he appears as a leading character in the narrative is in connection with Rebekah's betrothal to Isaac; and even here, his son Laban stands out more prominently than he-a fact explainable on the ground of the custom which recognized the right of the brother to take a special interest in the welfare of the sister (compare Genesis 34:5, 21, 25 2 Samuel 13:20, 22). Ant, I, xvi, 2 states that Bethuel was dead at this time.
Frank E. Hirsch
be-thu'-el, beth'-u-el (bethu'el, "destroyed of God"): A town of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:30), the same as Bethul (Joshua 19:4), and, probably, as the Beth-el of 1 Samuel 30:27.
Bethuel (10 Occurrences)
Genesis 22:22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 22:23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 24:15 It happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 24:24 She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 24:47 I asked her, and said,'Whose daughter are you?' She said,'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We can't speak to you bad or good. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 25:20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 28:2 Arise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father. Take a wife from there from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 28:5 Isaac sent Jacob away. He went to Paddan Aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, Rebekah's brother, Jacob's and Esau's mother. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 4:30 and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)