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Bethany

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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.
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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.

It is now called Azariyeh, or Lazariyeh, "the place of Lazarus."

(Matt 21:17; 26:6; Mark 11:11; 14:3; Luke 24:50; John 11:1; 12:1).
 

 

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Bethany Scriptures

John 12:1 - Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 

Luke 19:29 - And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called [the mount] of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 

Mark 14:3 - And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured [it] on his head. 

Mark 11:11 - And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. 

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, 

John 11:1 - Now a certain [man] was sick, [named] Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 

Matthew 26:6 - Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 

John 11:18 - Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: 

Matthew 21:17 - And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. 

Luke 24:50 - And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 

Mark 11:12 - And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 
  

 

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