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Bethany (of Judith)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town mentioned in the deuterocanonical book of Judith as being located “beyond the Jordan” (Judith 1:9). Since this is written from the perspective of Assyria, on the east side of the Jordan (and is mentioned just after Jerusalem), it probably refers to a place west of the Jordan. It is unclear whether this is to be identified with the Bethany near Jerusalem of the New Testament.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bethany of Judith
Bethany of Judith (Βηθανία, Bēthania). A town mentioned in the deuterocanonical book of Judith as being located “beyond the Jordan” (Judith 1:9). Since this is written from the perspective of Assyria, on the east side of the Jordan (and is mentioned just after Jerusalem), it probably refers to a place
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bethany (Place)
BETHANY (PLACE) [Gk Bēthania (Βηθανια)]. 1. Name of a town mentioned in Jdt 1:9, located “beyond the Jordan” but in the vicinity of Jerusalem. The name (Gk baitanē) is rendered in the RSV as Bethany, but in the RV as Betane. The expression “beyond the Jordan” in biblical texts may denote areas either
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bethany
Bethany. 1. Village on the eastern slope of the Mt of Olives about a mile and a half east of Jerusalem. Jesus and his disciples sometimes stayed in Bethany when in Judea, as when they attended temple observances during Passover (Mt 21:17; Mk 11:11). Jesus was eating at the home of Simon the leper in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bethany
BETHANY1. Village on the eastern slope of the Mt of Olives about a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) east of Jerusalem. Jesus and his disciples sometimes stayed in Bethany when in Judea, as when they attended temple observances during Passover (Mt 21:17; Mk 11:11). Jesus was eating at the home of Simon
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bethany
Bethany (beth´uh-nee).1 A village on the lower eastern slope of the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29), about two miles east of Jerusalem (John 11:18). According to John’s Gospel, it was here that Jesus raised Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, from the dead (11:1–44). Jesus is said to visit
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bethany
BETHANY1. The village of Bethany, the home of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha (Jn 11:1), was situated on the E side of the Mount of Olives about two miles E of Jerusalem (Jn 11:18). Jesus visited Bethany on occasion (Mt 21:17; 26:6; Mk 11:1, 11, 12; Jn 11:1; 12:1) and chose a spot near it to be the site of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bethany
BETHANY. 1. A village (present population 726) on the farther side of the Mount of Olives, about 3 km from Jerusalem on the road to Jericho. It is first mentioned in the Gospels, especially as the home of Jesus’ beloved friends, Mary, Martha and Lazarus; hence the modern Arabic name ‘el-‘Azariyeh. Its
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bethany
Bethany (Gk. Bēthanɩ́a)1. A village probably on the lower slope of an eastern ridge of the Mount of Olives, ca. 3 km. (2 mi.) E of Jerusalem. The Latin name Lazarium, traceable to the 4th century c.e. and used of both the village and an early church built on the traditional site of Lazarus’ tomb, is
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Bethany; Beth-Hanania
BETHANY; BETH-HANANIA A village on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1), identified by some with biblical Ananiah (Neh. 11:32) and prominent in the events of the New Testament. Jesus left Jerusalem after his triumphant entry and spent the night here (Matt. 21:17). The last halt on the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bethany
BETHANY The name of two places in Palestine.1. A town on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, roughly two miles east of Jerusalem (John 11:18); it is called El ʿAziriyeh today. It was the residence of Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha (John 11:1; 12:1), and also of Simon the Leper (Matt