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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
A place ever dear and memorable to the followers of the Lord Jesus, from being so sacred to the Lord's solemn moments of suffering. Perhaps the name is compounded of Beth, an house; and hanah, affliction. It lay about fifteen furlongs (nearly two of our miles) from Jerusalem, at the foot of the mount of Olives. See John 11:1-57 and John 12:1-50.
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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Bethany'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/b/bethany.html. London. 1828.