Bethany Beyond Jordan

Bethany Beyond Jordan and surrounding region

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John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:19 This is John's testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 1:28 These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


(2) "Bethany beyond the Jordan" (John 1:28; the King James Version Bethabara; Bethabara, a reading against the majority of the manuscripts, supported by Origen on geographical grounds): No such place is known. Grove suggested that the place intended is BETH-NIMRAH (which see), the modern Tell nimrin, a singularly suitable place, but hard to fit in with John 1:28; compare John 2:1. The traditional site is the ford East of Jericho.

E. W. G. Masterman

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