Bethany

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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; John 12: 1). Its Hebrew name may mean ‘house of figs’ (beth te'ena or beth te'enimf). The given name is favoured mainly by Roman Catholics, being bestowed in honour of Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus. She is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene (see MADELEINE (SEE Madeleine)), although the grounds for this identification are very poor.

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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, 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 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethany, IN — U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 94 Housing Units (2000): 34 Land area (2000): 0.082921 sq. miles (0.214764 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010521 sq. miles (0.027249 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.093442 sq. miles (0.242013 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethany, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 3087 Housing Units (2000): 1506 Land area (2000): 4.433824 sq. miles (11.483551 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013665 sq. miles (0.035392 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.447489 sq. miles (11.518943 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethany, OK — U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 20307 Housing Units (2000): 8874 Land area (2000): 5.211342 sq. miles (13.497313 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.211342 sq. miles (13.497313 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethany, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 292 Housing Units (2000): 128 Land area (2000): 0.514849 sq. miles (1.333453 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.514849 sq. miles (1.333453 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethany, WV — U.S. town in West Virginia Population (2000): 985 Housing Units (2000): 212 Land area (2000): 0.716698 sq. miles (1.856239 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.716698 sq. miles (1.856239 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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

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