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Bethany, in the Bible, was the name of a village near Jerusalem - see Bethany (Biblical village) - mentioned in the New Testament as the home of the siblings Mary, Martha, and Lazarus and, according to the Gospel of John, the site of a miracle in which Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. This village is commonly identified with the present-day West Bank city of al-Eizariya, located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Jerusalem on the south-eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. During the Crusades, al-Eizariya was still referred to as Bethany by Christians.

There a second biblical site of this name, Bethany beyond the Jordan, called Bethabara in the King James Version of the Bible. This locality on the Jordan River above the Dead Sea is described in the New Testament as the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

Many places are named for the biblical village of Bethany. Bethany is also used as a female given name.

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Etymology

From the Ancient Greek Βηθανία from the Hebrew בית עניה (house of figs).

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Bethany

  1. (Biblical) The village where Jesus stayed before going to Jerusalem and being crucified.
  2. (Biblical) The village where Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived (Bible, John 11 v. 1)
  3. (Biblical) Mary of Bethany, sometimes identified as Mary Magdalene.
  4. A female given name, transferred use of the biblical place name.

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  1. The Revised Version in Jn 1:28 has this word instead of Bethabara, on the authority of the oldest manuscripts. It appears to have been the name of a place on the east of Jordan.
  2. A village on the south-eastern slope of the Mount of Olives (Mk 11:1), about 2 miles east of Jerusalem, on the road to Jericho. It derived its name from the number of palm-trees which grew there. It was the residence of Lazarus and his sisters. It is frequently mentioned in connection with memorable incidents in the life of our Lord (Mt 21:17; 26:6; Mk 11:11, 12; 14:3; Lk 24:50; Jn 11:1; 12:1). It is now known by the name of el-Azariyeh, i.e., "place of Lazarus," or simply Lazariyeh. Seen from a distance, the village has been described as "remarkably beautiful, the perfection of retirement and repose, of seclusion and lovely peace." Now a mean village, containing about twenty families.
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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