Places in the Bible Today:

Bethany 1


Translated NameBethany
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1 Identification

  1. Al Eizariya (modern): 90% confidence
    1. ruins at Al EizariyaAl Eizariya

Verses (12)

  1. Matt 21:17, 26:6
  2. Mark 11:1, 11:11, 11:12, 14:3
  3. Luke 19:29, 24:50
  4. John 11:1, 11:17, 11:18, 12:1

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBethany (on the Mt. of Olives) (2007)Bethany 1
OpenBible.infoa4f35bc (Bethany 1)
UBS Names Databasent ID_219


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Bethany (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Bethany; Beth-hanania
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Bethany
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Bethany
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Bethany
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Bethany
  9. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Bethany
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Bethany
  13. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Bethany
  14. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Bethany on the Mount of Olives
  15. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 282
  16. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Bethany
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  19. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  20. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Bethany
  21. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): John 11:1
  22. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Bethany
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bethania
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Bethany
  25. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Bethany
  26. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Naheel Abu Ghaith نهيل أبو غيث


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.