Bethany Definition

bĕthə-nē
proper name
Ancient town in Palestine, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives (Luke 19:29; John 11:1): now a village in the West Bank.
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(biblical) The village where Jesus stayed before going to Jerusalem and being crucified.

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(biblical) The village where Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived (Bible, John 11 v. 1)

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(biblical) Mary of Bethany, sometimes identified as Mary Magdalene.

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A female given name, transferred use of the biblical place name.
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A village of ancient Palestine at the foot of the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. According to the New Testament, it was the site of the resurrection of Lazarus.
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Origin of Bethany

  • From the Ancient Greek Βηθανία (Bēthania) from the Aramaic בית עניא (“house of suffering”).

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