Bethany
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Bethany

the house of song; the house of affliction

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bethany

(house of dates, or house of misery), a village which, scanty as are the notices of it contained in Scripture, is more intimately associated in our minds than perhaps any other place with the most familiar acts and scenes of the last days of the life of Christ. It was situated "at" the Mount of Olives, (Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29) about fifteen stadia (furlongs, i.e. 1 1/2 or 2 miles) from Jerusalem (John 11:18) on or near the usual road From Jericho to the city, (Luke 19:29) comp. Mark 11:1 comp. Mark 10:46 And close by the west(?) of another village called Bethphage, the two being several times mentioned together. Bethany was the home of Mary and Martha and Lazarus, and is now known by a name derived from Lazarus--el-Azariyeh or Lazarieh . It lies on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, fully a mile beyond the summit, and not very far from the point at which the road to Jericho begins its more sudden descent towards the Jordan valley. El-Azariyeh is a ruinous and wretched village, a wild mountain hamlet of some twenty families. Bethany has been commonly explained "house of dates," but it more probably signifies "house of misery." H. Dixon, "Holy Land," ii. 214, foll.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Bethany

A village on the eastern slope of the Mount Olivet, about two miles east-south-east of Jerusalem, and on the road to Jericho. It was often visited by Christ, Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:1,12; Luke 19:29. Here Martha and Mary dwelt, and Lazarus was raised from the dead, John 11:1-57 Here Mary anointed the Lord against the day of his burying, John 12:1-50; and from the midst of his disciples near this village which he loved, he ascended to heaven, Matthew 24:50. Its modern name, Aziriyeh , is derived from Lazarus. It is a poor village of some twenty families.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
House of dates.

(1.) The Revised Version in John 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 (Mark 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 (Matthew 21:17; 26:6; Mark 11:11, 12; 14:3; Luke 24:50; John 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETHANY

beth'-a-ni (Bethania):

(1) A village, 15 furlongs from Jerusalem (John 11:18), on the road to Jericho, at the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1 Luke 19:29), where lived "Simon the leper" (Mark 14:3) and Mary, Martha and Lazarus (John 11:18 f). This village may justifiably be called the Judean home of Jesus, as He appears to have preferred to lodge there rather than in Jerusalem itself (Matthew 21:17 Mark 11:11). Here occurred the incident of the raising of Lazarus (John 11) and the feast at the house of Simon (Matthew 26:1-13 Mark 14:3-9 Luke 7:36-50 John 1:2:1-8). The Ascension as recorded in Luke 24:50-51 is thus described: "He led them out until they were over against Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven."

Bethany is today el `Azareyeh ("the place of Lazarus"-the L being displaced to form the article). It is a miserably untidy and tumble-down village facing East on the Southeast slope of the Mount of Olives, upon the carriage road to Jericho. A fair number of fig, almond and olive trees surround the houses. The traditional tomb of Lazarus is shown and there are some remains of medieval buildings, besides rock-cut tombs of much earlier date (PEF, III, 27, Sheet XVII).

(2) "Bethany beyond the Jordan" (John 1:28; the King James Version Bethabara; Bethabara, a reading against the majority of the manuscripts, supported by Origen on geographical grounds): No such place is known. Grove suggested that the place intended is BETH-NIMRAH (which see), the modern Tell nimrin, a singularly suitable place, but hard to fit in with John 1:28; compare John 2:1. The traditional site is the ford East of Jericho.

E. W. G. Masterman

Greek
963. Bethania -- "house of affliction" or "house of dates ...
... 962, 963. Bethania. 964 . "house of affliction" or "house of dates,"
Bethany, the name of two cities in Palestine. Part of Speech ...
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2976. Lazaros -- Lazarus, the name of two Israelites
... Phonetic Spelling: (lad'-zar-os) Short Definition: Lazarus, Eliezer Definition:
Lazarus, Eliezer, (a) the beggar, (b) the brother of Martha and Mary, of Bethany ...
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3136. Martha -- Martha, a Christian woman
... Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Martha Phonetic Spelling: (mar'-thah) Short
Definition: Martha Definition: Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus of Bethany ...
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Library

Memories of Bethany
Memories of Bethany. <. Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff.
Produced by Heiko Evermann, Nigel Blower and the Online ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macduff/memories of bethany/

The Bethany Height of Faith.
... 50) The Bethany Height of Faith. The Bethany story is one of the tenderest of all.
It touches the heights. ... The Bethany pitch of faith makes connections. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the bethany height of faith.htm

The Open Grave at Bethany
... THE OPEN GRAVE AT BETHANY. 'Now Jesus ... 45. Why did Jesus stay outside Bethany
and summon Martha and Mary to come to Him? Apparently ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the open grave at bethany.htm

Bethany. Beth-Hene.
... A Chorographical Century. Chapters 41-50 Chapter 41 Bethany. Beth-hene. Bethany
seems to be the same with Beth-hene among the Talmudists. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 41 bethany beth-hene.htm

Jesus and the Bethany Sisters.
... CHAPTER X. JESUS AND THE BETHANY SISTERS. Her ... TENNYSON. The story of Jesus
and the Bethany home is intensely interesting. Every ...
/.../miller/personal friendships of jesus/chapter x jesus and the.htm

And Jesus came to Bethany, and Found Him Already Four Days in the ...
... The Text of the Diatessaron. Section XXXVIII. And Jesus came to Bethany,
and found him already four days in the grave.� [1, 2] [2596 ...
/.../hogg/the diatessaron of tatian/section xxxviii and jesus came.htm

He Led them Forth to Bethany,
... HYMNS OF THE EARLY CHURCH He led them forth to Bethany,. 8,6,8,6. He led them forth
to Bethany,. And with uplifted hand,. Invoked abiding blessing there,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the early church/he led them forth to.htm

In Jericho and at Bethany - Jericho - a Guest with Zacchæus - the ...
... IN JERICHO AND AT BETHANY - JERICHO - A GUEST WITH ZACCHÆUS - THE HEALING OF BLIND
BARTIMÆUS - THE PLOT AT JERUSALEM - AT BETHANY, AND IN THE HOUSE OF SIMON ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxiv in jericho and.htm

Bethany.
... 311 Bethany. 6s & 4s. Nearer to God. (709) Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer
to thee; E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me. Still ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/311 bethany 6s & 4s.htm

Bethany.
... 310 Bethany. 6s & 4s. Love to Christ Desired. (584) More love to thee,
O Christ, More love to thee! Hear thou the prayer I make ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/310 bethany 6s & 4s.htm

Thesaurus
Bethany (13 Occurrences)
... a mean village, containing about twenty families. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. BETHANY. beth'-a-ni (Bethania): (1) A village, 15 ...
/b/bethany.htm - 14k

Bethabara (1 Occurrence)
... The Revised Version reads "Bethany beyond Jordan." It was the great ford, and still
bears the name of "the ford," Makhadhet `Abarah, "the ford of crossing over ...
/b/bethabara.htm - 10k

Bethphage (3 Occurrences)
... of the unripe fig, a village on the Mount of Olives, on the road from Jerusalem
to Jericho (Matthew 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29), and very close to Bethany. ...
/b/bethphage.htm - 8k

Martha (12 Occurrences)
... Bitterness, the sister of Lazarus and Mary, and probably the eldest of the family,
who all resided at Bethany (Luke 10:38, 40, 41; John 11:1-39). ...
/m/martha.htm - 16k

Olves
... The road from Jerusalem to Bethany runs as of old over this mount. It was
on this mount that Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem. ...
/o/olves.htm - 9k

Beth-phage (3 Occurrences)
... of the unripe fig, a village on the Mount of Olives, on the road from Jerusalem
to Jericho (Matthew 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29), and very close to Bethany. ...
/b/beth-phage.htm - 7k

Lazarus (19 Occurrences)
... (1.) The brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany. ... 1. Lazarus of Bethany: The
home of the Lazarus mentioned in John 11:1 was Bethany. ...
/l/lazarus.htm - 21k

Malchiel (3 Occurrences)
... of the Kidron valley, terminating at the Wady en Nar, and another, higher one, which
slopes eastward and terminates a little beyond el-`Azareyeh (modern Bethany...
/m/malchiel.htm - 74k

Olives (30 Occurrences)
... of the Kidron valley, terminating at the Wady en Nar, and another, higher one, which
slopes eastward and terminates a little beyond el-`Azareyeh (modern Bethany...
/o/olives.htm - 37k

Nigh (243 Occurrences)
... Mark 11:1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the
mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, (KJV ASV WBS YLT). ...
/n/nigh.htm - 36k

Concordance
Bethany (13 Occurrences)

Matthew 21:17
He left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:6
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:1
When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:11
Jesus entered into the temple in Jerusalem. When he had looked around at everything, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:12
The next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 14:3
While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard-very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 19:29
It happened, when he drew near to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the mountain that is called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 24:50
He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 1:28
These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

John 1:43
The next day, having decided to leave Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him.
(WEY)

John 11:1
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha. The Acts of the Apostles
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:18
Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 12:1
Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Bethany

Bethany: A Village on the Eastem Slope of the Mount of Olives

Bethany: Jesus Attends a Feast In

Bethany: Jesus Sojourns At

Bethany: Lazarus Dies and is Raised to Life At

Bethany: Mary, Martha, and Lazarus Dwell At

Bethany: The Colt of a Donkey Upon Which Jesus Made his Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, Obtained At

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