ancient town in Palestine
, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives (Luke
11:1): now a village in the West Bank
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Word origin of 'Bethany'LL (Vulg.) Bethania < Gr Bēthania < Heb betanya < bet, house + ? hayan, late-season green figs