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Bethabara (1 Occurrence)

John 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. (KJV WBS YLT)

Bethabara (1 Occurrence)
...BETHABARA. ... GA Smith (HGHL) suggests that Bethany ("house of the ship") and
Bethabara ("house of the ford") are names for the same place. ...
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Bethany (13 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary House of dates. (1.) The Revised Version in John 1:28
has this word instead of Bethabara, on the authority of the oldest manuscripts. ...
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Ford (3 Occurrences)
... which must have been very numerous; about fifty perhaps. The most notable
was that of Bethabara. Mention is also made of the ford of ...
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Peter (181 Occurrences)
... At Bethabara (RV, John 1:28, "Bethany"), beyond Jordan, John the Baptist had borne
testimony concerning Jesus as the "Lamb of God" (John 1:29-36). ...
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Bethanath (2 Occurrences)

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Bethbarah (1 Occurrence)
... (see BETHABARA.). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BETH-BARAH. ... See BETHABARA.
SF Hunter. Multi-Version Concordance Bethbarah (1 Occurrence). ...
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Beth-barah (1 Occurrence)
... (see BETHABARA.). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BETH-BARAH. ... See BETHABARA.
SF Hunter. Multi-Version Concordance Beth-barah (1 Occurrence). ...
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Andrew (12 Occurrences)
... a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee, but on learning of the fame of John the Baptist,
he departed along with a band of his countrymen to Bethabara (the Revised ...
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Herod (45 Occurrences)
... Of these, Philip had the land east of Jordan, between Caesarea Philippi and Bethabara,
Antipas had Galilee and Peraea, while Archelaus had Judea and Samaria. ...
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Beth (115 Occurrences)

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962. Bethabara -- Bethabara.
... << 961b, 962. Bethabara. 963 >>. Bethabara. Transliteration: Bethabara Phonetic
Spelling: (bay-thab-ar-ah') Short Definition: Bethabara. ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names

the house of confidence

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(house of the ford), a place beyond Jordan, in which according to the Received Text of the New Testament, John was baptizing. (John 1:28) If this reading be correct, Bethabara is identical with Beth-barah (fords of Abarah) the ancient ford of Jordan on the road to Gilead; or, which seems more likely, with Beth-nimrah, on the east of the river, nearly opposite Jericho. The Revised Version reads BETHANY, which see below.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

beth-ab'-a-ra beth`abharah; (Bethabara, "house of the ford"): According to the King James Version (following Textus Receptus of the New Testament) the place where John baptized (John 1:28). the Revised Version (British and American) (with Tischendorf, Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek following Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Ephraemi) reads BETHANY. It is distinguished from the Bethany of Lazarus and his sisters as being "beyond the Jordan." The reading "Bethabara" became current owing to the advocacy of Origen. Various suggestions have been made to explain the readings. G. A. Smith (HGHL) suggests that Bethany ("house of the ship") and Bethabara ("house of the ford") are names for the same place. Bethabara has also been identified with Bethbarah, which, however, was probably not on the Jordan but among the streams flowing into it (Judges 7:24). It is interesting to note that LXXB reads Baithabara for Massoretic Text Beth-`arabhah, one of the cities of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22). If this be correct, the site is in Judea.

Another solution is sought in the idea of a corruption of the original name into Bethany and Bethabara, the name having the consonants n, b and r after Beth. In Joshua 13:27 (Septuagint, Codex Vaticanus) we find Baithanabra for Bethnimrah (Massoretic Text), and Sir George Grove in DB (arts. "Bethabara" and "Beth-nimrah") identifies Bethabara and Beth-nimrah. The site of the latter was a few miles above Jericho (see BETH-NIMRAH), "immediately accessible to Jerusalem and all Judea" (compare Matthew 3:5 Mark 1:5, and see article "Bethany" in EB). This view has much in its favor.

Then, again, as Dr. G. Frederick Wright observes: "The traditional site is at the ford east of Jericho; but as according to John 1:29, 35, 43 it was only one day's journey from Cana of Galilee, while according to John 10:40; John 11:3, 6, 27 it was two or three days from Bethany, it must have been well up the river toward Galilee. Conder discovered a well-known ford near Beisan called Abarah, near the mouth of the valley of Jezreel. This is 20 miles from Cana and 60 miles from Bethany, and all the conditions of the place fit in with the history."

See also BETHANY (2).

S. F. Hunter

Easton's Bible Dictionary
House of the ford, a place on the east bank of the Jordan, where John was baptizing (John 1:28). It may be identical with Bethbarah, the ancient ford of Jordan of which the men of Ephraim took possession (Judges 7:24). The Revised Version reads "Bethany beyond Jordan." It was the great ford, and still bears the name of "the ford," Makhadhet `Abarah, "the ford of crossing over," about 25 miles from Nazareth. (see BETHBARAH.)

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