Bethany Biblical village, its name in Hebrew or Aramaic is lit. "house of poverty," from bet "house of" (construct state of bayit "house") + 'anya "poverty."

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  • Bethany — Bethany, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 1287 Housing Units (2000): 580 Land area (2000): 0.972384 sq. miles (2.518464 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003531 sq. miles (0.009146 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.975915 sq. miles (2.527610… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethany — • A village of Palestine Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bethany     Bethany     † Cathol …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bethany — most commonly refers to the village of Bethany (Jerusalem).Other places* Bethabara, a site located on the Jordan River above the Dead Sea, which, according to the New Testament, was the site where Jesus of Nazareth came to John the BaptistUnited… …   Wikipedia

  • BETHANY — (Heb. Bet Aniyya, Bet Hananyah), a village about 1¾ mi. (3 km.) E. of Jerusalem, frequently mentioned in the Gospels (Mark 11:1; 14:3; Matt. 21:17; Luke 19:29; etc.). According to Christian tradition, it was the home of the sisters Mary and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bethany — f English: of New Testament origin. In the New Testament it is a placename, that of the village just outside Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during Holy Week, before going on to Jerusalem and crucifixion (Matthew 21: 17; Mark 11: 1; Luke 19: 29;… …   First names dictionary

  • Bethany — [beth′ə nē] [LL (Vulg.) Bethania < Gr Bēthania < Heb betanya < bet, house + ? hayan, late season green figs] ancient town in Palestine, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives (Luke 19:29; John 11:1): now a village in the West …   English World dictionary

  • Bethany — /beth euh nee/, n. 1. a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives; occupied by Israel since 1967: home of Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary. John 11:1. 3560. 2. a city in central Oklahoma. 22,130. 3. a female… …   Universalium

  • Bethany — 1 Original name in latin Bethany Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 39.64559 latitude 88.73813 altitude 202 Population 1352 Date 2011 05 14 2 Original name in latin Bethany Name in other language State… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Bethany — A village over a mile east of Jerusalem on the way to Jericho, and SE of the Mount of Olives [[➝ Olives, Mount of]]. Here Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead according to John 11 and was entertained by Simon the Leper (Mark 14:3). It has been… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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