corner graphic

Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Bethabara

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

An unidentified place mentioned in John 1:28 . According to Origen's reading, the name is brought into connection with the Hebrew ' "abarah" (crossing), and is supposed to refer to one of the many fords of the Jordan. Another reading is "Bethany" (Bη ι Θ α ν ί α ), but no place of this name east of the Jordan is known. Grove, Wilson, and Cheyne combine both readings into Bη Θ α ν ά β ρ α — that is, "Beth-nimra" in the Jordan valley, northeast of the Dead Sea.

J. Jr. F. Bu.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Bethabara'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/b/bethabara.html. 1901.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Beth-Zur
Next Entry
Bethany
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology