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There are two places called Bethany in the New Testament. The better known of the two was the village near Jerusalem, on the eastern slopes of the Mount of Olives. This was the village where Jesus’ friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived, and where Jesus was anointed a few days before his crucifixion (Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 11:1-11; John 11:1; John 11:18; John 12:1-7).

The other Bethany (‘Bethany beyond Jordan’, sometimes called Bethabara) was in Perea, on the eastern side of the Jordan River. It was one of the places where John the Baptist preached and baptized (John 1:28).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Bethany'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. 2004.

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