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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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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.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Bethabara'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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