A female given name, transferred use of the biblical place name.
Origin of bethany
From the Ancient Greek Βηθανία (Bēthania) from the Aramaicביתעניא (“house of suffering”).
Bethany Sentence Examples
Campbell, who in 1829 had been elected to the Constitutional Convention of Virginia by his anti-slavery neighbours, now established The Millennial Harbinger (1830-1865), in which, on Biblical grounds, he opposed emancipation, but which he used principally to preach the imminent Second Coming, which he actually set for 1866, in which year he died, on the 4th of March, at Bethany, West Virginia, having been for twenty-five years president of Bethany College.
He first entered Kentucky University but finished his course at Bethany College in 1873.
The township was formed from parts of Waterbury, Bethany and Oxford, and was incorporated in 1844; the borough was chartered in 1893; and the two were combined in 1895.