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Bethabara (בֵּית בָּרָה, beith barah). Origen’s name for “Bethany beyond the Jordan” where John baptized Jesus (John 1:28; Commentary on John 6.24). It may be identical with Bethbarah (or Beth Barah), the ancient ford of the Jordan of which the men of Ephraim took possession (Judg 7:24), but many scholars