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Strong's #963 - Βηθανία

of Aramaic origin
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Bethany = "house of dates" or, "house of misery"
  1. a village at the Mount of Olives, about two miles (3 km) from Jerusalem, on or near the normal road to Jericho
  2. a town or village on the east bank of the Jordan, where John was baptising
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1004 ‑ בַּיִת (bah'‑yith);  
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KJV (11)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
John 3
NAS (12)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
John 4
HCS (12)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
John 4
BSB (12)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
John 4
ESV (9)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
John 1
WEB (11)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
John 3
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Βηθανία Βηθανίας, (עֲנִיָּה בֵּית house of depression or misery (cf. B. D. American edition)), Bethany;

1. a town or village beyond the Mount of Olives, fifteen furlongs from Jerusalem: John 11:1, 18; John 12:1; Matthew 21:17; Matthew 26:6; Luke 19:29 (here WH give the accusative Βηθανία (see their Appendix, p. 160), cf. Tr marginal reading); ; Mark 11:1, 11; Mark 14:3; now a little Arab hamlet, of from 20 to 30 families, calledel-'Aziriyeh orel-'Azir (the Arabic name of Lazarus); cf. Robinson i. 431f; (BB. DD. under the word).

2. a town or village on the east bank of the Jordan, where John baptized: John 1:28 L T Tr WH (see the preceding word). But Origen, although confessing that in his day nearly all the manuscripts read ἐν Βηθανία, declares that when he journeyed through those parts he did not find any place of that name, but that Bethabara was pointed out as the place where John had baptized; the statement is confirmed by Eusebius and Jerome also, who were well acquainted with the region. Hence, it is most probable that Bethany disappeared after the Apostles' time, and was restored under the name of Bethabara; cf. Lücke at the passage, p. 391ff (Cf. Prof. J. A. Paine in Phila. S. S. Times for Apr. 16, 1881, p. 243f.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Βηθανία , -ας

(also -ιά , indecl., Luke 19:29 and in B*, Mark 11:1), , (Heb. H6040 H1004, house of affliction, acc to Jerome, or perh., house of dates, cf. Bethphage),


1. a village fifteen furlongs from Jerusalem, the modern El Azeriyeh: Matthew 21:17; Matthew 26:6, Mark 8:22 (WE, mg.) Mark 11:1; Mark 11:11-12; Mark 14:3, Luke 19:29; Luke 24:50, John 11:1; John 11:18; John 12:1.

2. A place on E. bank of Jordan: John 1:28 (R, mg., Βηθαβαρά , q.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
Βηθανια Βηθανία Βηθανίᾳ Βηθανιαν Βηθανίαν Βηθανιας Βηθανίας Bethania Bethanía Bēthania Bēthanía Bethaníāi Bēthaníāi Bethanian Bethanían Bēthanian Bēthanían Bethanias Bethanías Bēthanias Bēthanías
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