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Bethany in Smiths Bible Dictionary (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, Mr 11:1; Lu 19:29 about fifteen stadia (furlongs, i.e.
1 1/2 or 2 miles) from Jerusalem Joh 11:18 on or near the usual road From
Jericho to the city, Lu 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.
el-`Azariyeh. `Bethania', Gk. form of Beth-ananiah, i.e. O.T. Ananiah. Bethany
"house, place of unripe figs" is a village located on the E slope of Mt. Olivet,
about one and one-half miles from Jerusalem. It was called also the house of
misery on account of its lonely situation and the invalids who congregated
there. It was the home of Lazarus and was associated with important events in
Scripture history. Home of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, and of Simon the Leper,
Matt. 26:6; Jesus lodged there, Matt. 21:17; scene of the Ascension, Luke 24:50.
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Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany,
where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
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