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 35:15
35:14 Jacob had set up a pillar in the place that God had spoken to him. He [now] offered a libation on it, and then poured oil on it.
Vayatsev Ya'akov matsevah bamakom asher-diber ito matsevet aven vayasech aleyha nesech vayitsok aleyha shamen.
35:15 Jacob had named the place where God had spoken to him Beth El (God's Temple).
Vayikra Ya'akov et-shem hamakom asher diber ito sham Elohim Beyt-El.



Commentary:

pillar
  This is the one mentioned in Genesis 28:18 (Ibn Ezra; Ramban).

libation
  Nesekh in Hebrew. Jacob poured water and/or wine on the pillar to purify it (Ibn Ezra; Ramban). It was also to dedicate it as a place of future sacrifice (Targum Yonathan). Such libations would later be an integral part of the service; see Exodus 29:40, Leviticus 23:13, Numbers 15:5, etc.

Beth El
  See Genesis 28:19.





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