Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Genesis 28:19 in English Standard Version "He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first." Ge 35:7 and there he built an altar and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed himself to him when he fled from his brother. Jud 1:23 And the house of Joseph scouted out Bethel. (Now the name of the city was formerly Luz.) Jud 1:26 And the man went to the land of the Hittites and built a city and called its name Luz. That is its name to this day.