Bethany

Bethany (Beth´uh-nee)

1 A village on the lower eastern slope of the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29), about fifteen stadia (approximately two miles) east of Jerusalem (John 11:18), where Jesus visited his friends Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42; John 12:1-8; Matt 21:17; Mark 11:11), raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44), and was anointed in the home of Simon the Leper (Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; Luke 7:36-50). Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem began here (Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-38). The name of the present-day village, El-Azarieh, is the Arabic form of Lazarion, the fourth-century name of the village and the church that was built over the traditional site of Lazarus’s tomb. 2 Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John the Baptist baptized (John 1:28); some manuscripts, however, give the location as Bethabara.

Mark 11:1

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples

Luke 19:29

29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,

John 11:18

18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away,

Luke 10:38-42

Jesus Visits Martha and Mary
38Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.39She had a si ... View more

John 12:1-8

Mary Anoints Jesus
1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.2There they gave a dinner for him. ... View more

Matt 21:17

17He left them, went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

Mark 11:11

11Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelv ... View more

John 11:1-44

The Death of Lazarus
1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perf ... View more

Matt 26:6-13

The Anointing at Bethany
6Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment, and ... View more

Mark 14:3-9

The Anointing at Bethany
3While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly oin ... View more

Luke 7:36-50

A Sinful Woman Forgiven
36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table.37And a woman ... View more

Mark 11:1-11

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples2an ... View more

Luke 19:28-38

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
28After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the pl ... View more

John 1:28

28This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

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