- a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives; occupied by Israel since 1967: home of Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary. John 11:1.
- a city in central Oklahoma.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for bethany
But Bethany Bultman, the clinic's founder and director, is committed to ensuring patients stay alive.Living in Louisiana’s Tragic Health-Care Limbo
November 15, 2014
On Labor Day weekend, the teenager accompanied Shattuck, her three children, and several of their friends to Bethany beach.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
November 6, 2014
Bethany Mandel said in a phone interview that she did a practice dunk while converting in 2011.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude
Steven I. Weiss
October 22, 2014
Bethany Mandel, a former editor at the conservative Commentary, first pointed out this unhappy coincidence on Twitter.Klutzy Conservative Jewish Outreach at the Values Voter Summit
September 24, 2014
“Reading all these comments is truly amazing,” Bethany wrote on her post after it took off.The Brave Colostomy Bag Selfies
July 2, 2014
She had full confidence that Martha could get up the best dinner in Bethany.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Is it possible,' thought he, 'that my visit to Bethany should have led to this captivity?'Tancred
He led them out as far as Bethany; then, lifting his hands, he blessed them.When Winter Comes to Main Street
Grant Martin Overton
The Bethany circle dreamt not then of their impending trial.
And what was experienced in that lowly Bethany home, may be experienced by us.
- a village in the West Bank, near Jerusalem at the foot of the Mount of Olives: in the New Testament, the home of Lazarus and the lodging place of Jesus during Holy Week
Word Origin and History for bethany
Biblical village, its name in Hebrew or Aramaic is literally "house of poverty," from bet "house of" (construct state of bayit "house") + 'anya "poverty."