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now al-Azariya (“Lazarus' place”), lies east of the Mt. of Olives on the road to the Jordan Valley. It was settled in the Bronze and Iron Ages. – Bethany is closely associated with the raising of Lazarus (John 11), the meeting with Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38–42) and the anointing (Matt 26:6–13, etc.). According to Matt 21:17//Mark 11:11–12, Jesus spent the night before the entry into Jerusalem in Bethany. – The tradition concerning the site of the raising of Lazarus at a burial cave is already attested in 330/40 (E…

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Bloedhorn, Hanswulf, “Bethany,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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