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Bethany in Wikipedia
Bethany, in the Bible, was the name of a village near
Jerusalem - see Bethany (Biblical village) - mentioned in the
New Testament as the home of the siblings Mary, Martha, and
Lazarus and, according to the Gospel of John, the site of a
miracle in which Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. This
village is commonly identified with the present-day West Bank
city of al-Eizariya, located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of
Jerusalem on the south-eastern slope of the Mount of Olives.
During the Crusades, al-Eizariya was still referred to as
Bethany by Christians.
There a second biblical site of this name, Bethany beyond the
Jordan, called Bethabara in the King James Version of the
Bible. This locality on the Jordan River above the Dead Sea is
described in the New Testament as the site where Jesus was
baptized by John the Baptist.
Many places are named for the biblical village of Bethany.
Bethany is also used as a female given name. It is of Aramaic
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