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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(הר בּית־אל , har bēth -'ēl ; Βαιθήλ λοῦζα , Baithḗl loúza (1 Samuel 13:2 , the Revised Version (British and American) "the mount of Bethel"; Joshua 16:1 )): The hill which stretches from the North of the town to Tell ‛Aṣūr . The road to Shechem lies along the ridge. An army in possession of these heights easily commanded the route from north to south.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Bethel, Mount'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/bethel-mount.html. 1915.