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Bethphage
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bethphage
Bethphage (Βηθφαγή, Bēthphagē). A village near Jerusalem, where Jesus sent two disciples to obtain the donkey he would ride into Jerusalem (Matt 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bethphage (Place)
BETHPHAGE (PLACE) [Gk Bēthphagē (Βηθφαγη)]. Bethphage was the name of a village on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho meaning literally in Aramaic, “house of the early figs.” The village was the place where Christ sent his disciples to find the foal of an ass for his “triumphal entry” and was mentioned
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bethphage
Bethphage. Village on the Mt of Olives adjacent to Jerusalem. At Bethphage two disciples obtained the donkey colt on which Jesus rode into Jerusalem (Mt 21:1–6; Mk 11:1–6; Lk 19:29–35). Its probable site is northwest of Bethany on the summit where Kefr et Tûr stands today.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bethphage
Bethphage bethʹfə-jē, bethʹfāj [Gk. Bēthphagē—‘house of figs’].A village near the Mt. of Olives and the Jericho road, mentioned three times in the NT. In Mk. 11:1 and Lk. 19:29 it is associated with Bethany, in connection with the Triumphal Entry. Only Bethphage is named in the parallel passage
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bethphage
BETHPHAGE Village on the Mt of Olives adjacent to Jerusalem. At Bethphage two disciples obtained the donkey colt on which Jesus rode into Jerusalem (Mt 21:1–6; Mk 11:1–6; Lk 19:29–35).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bethphage
Bethphage (beth´fuh-jee; Heb., “house of unripe figs”), a village apparently on the Mount of Olives, near Bethany, where Jesus sent his disciples to procure a donkey for his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt. 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29). Its exact location has never been determined.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bethphage
BETHPHAGE. A town on the E slope or ridge of the Mount of Olives on or near the Jericho-Jerusalem road. Mentioned by Synoptic Gospels (Mt 21:1; Mk 11:1; Lk 19:29) in connection with Jesus’ journey with His disciples from Bethany to Jerusalem on the day of the triumphal entry. Tentatively it has been
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bethphage
BETHPHAGE (in Aram. ‘place of young figs’). A village on the Mount of Olives, on or near the road from Jericho to Jerusalem and near Bethany (Mt. 21:1; Mk. 11:1; Lk. 19:29). Its site is unknown. See ZPEB, p. 112.J. W. Meiklejohn.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bethphage
Bethphage (Gk. Bēthphagḗ)A village on the Mount of Olives near Bethany. The name means “the house of unripe or early figs.” The Gospels name Bethphage as the starting point of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:29; Mark 11:1; Matt. 21:1). In Talmudic literature Bethphage (Beth Pagi) marked
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bethphage
Bethphage [bĕthˊfə jĭ] (Gk. Bēthphagē “house of [unripe] figs”). A village near the Mount of Olives from which Jesus sent two disciples to fetch an ass and her colt for the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Matt. 21:1); in the parallel passages (Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29) it is mentioned
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Bethphage; Beth-Page
BETHPHAGE; BETH-PAGE A village on the Mount of Olives, close to Jerusalem (Matt. 21:1) and near Bethany (Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29). Eusebius (Onom. 58:13) locates it on the Mount of Olives. Early Christian tradition identified it with et-Tur, east of Jerusalem on a mountain overlooking the city, where the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bethphage
BETHPHAGE (Aramaic, “house of the unripe figs”) The name of a small village on the Mount of Olives, due east of Jerusalem, on the road to Bethany. From here Jesus sent the disciples to find the donkey on which he was to make his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29). The exact
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