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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Bethany (bĕth'a-ny), house of dates, or, of misery. A village on the eastern slope of Mount Olivet, about one and a half to two miles ("15 furlongs") east of Jerusalem, John 11:18, toward Jericho; the home of Mary and Martha, whither Jesus often went. Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:11-12. It was the home of Simon, Mark 14:3, the place where Lazarus was raised from the dead. John 11:18-44; and near it Jesus ascended to heaven, Luke 24:50; named in the Gospels eleven times only. See Beth-abara.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Bethany'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/b/bethany.html. 1893.