Penuel, East of the Jabbok River

Meaning, "Face of God"

Site on Jabbok River northeast of Succoth where Jacob wrestled with the stranger (Gen. 32:24-32; cp. Hos. 12:4). The city was destroyed by Gideon because its inhabitants refused him provisions while he pursued the Midianites (Judg. 8:8-9;17. Jeroboam I built (perhaps rebuilt or fortified) the city (1 Kings 12:25). The site is identified with the easternmost of two mounds called Tulul edh-Dhahab, which commands the entrance to the Jordan Valley from the Jabbok gorge, about seven miles east of the Jordan.

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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