City of Bethany Israel City of Bethany is an ancient Israeli village located in Judia and Samaria (also referred to as “West Bank”) Bethany’s name is made of two words, Beit Anya, meaning House of Poverty. This map is included in high resolution in the Survey of Western Palestine: The Maps collection. C'est au cimetière de Béthanie qu'aurait eu lieu la résurrection de Lazare. Kids' Bible Maps is a Free Bible Study Resource for Parents and Teachers to help kids and students understand the background and geography of the Bible. For a careful discussion of the correct location of Bethany beyond the Jordan, see this article (pdf) by J. Carl Laney. In addition, he declares that th ere is no other place by the name of Bethany in the vicinity of the Jordan. Having set aside “Bethany” he comments on John 1:28, “…but they say that Bethabara is pointed out on the banks of the Jordan, and that John is said to have 50 . Maps; Documents; Gallery; Indicators ; Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) Situated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan, nine kilometres north of the Dead Sea, the archaeological site consists of two distinct areas: Tell Al-Kharrar, also known as Jabal Mar-Elias (Elijah’s Hill) and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river. This map shows the area of the southern end of the Jordan River in the 1880s, as recorded by the Palestine Exploration Fund. Travel with us on our journey into the past in our free eBook Exploring Jordan. 11:1, 5), is near Jerusalem, not the Jordan River. Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (Jn. Béthanie (de l'hébreu Beth-Ananiah) est le village, en Terre Sainte, où habitaient les amis de Jésus, Marthe, Marie et Lazare. Other than Israel, no country has as many Biblical sites and associations as Jordan: Mount Nebo, from where Moses gazed at the Promised Land; Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John baptized Jesus; Lot’s Cave, where Lot and his daughters sought refuge after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; and many more. Bethany map - Bethany Michelin maps, with map scales from 1/1 000 000 to 1/200 000 A Bible study map showing the location of Bethany, near Jerusalem in ancient Israel, where Jesus raised Lazarus back to life and where Simon the Leper lived.