|PENIEL OR PENUEL |
A town beyond the Jordan, and near the Jabbok; defended by a strong tower, which Gideon broke down because the men of Penuel refused to aid him against the Midianites, Judges 8:8-17. It was restored by Jeroboam I, 1 Kings 12:25. It received its name, the face of God, from Jacob’s they’re wrestling with the Angel Jehovah face to face, Genesis 32:30.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'PENIEL OR PENUEL'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".