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First Reference: Yeshua 4:1
Three days before the Feast of Dedication, Yeshua entered Bethany and there was sitting by the well of Tamara a blind man whose name was Lazarus the son of Joash.
See: Mount of Olives, well of Tamara
Summary: Bethany was a small town, less than two miles east of Jerusalem, located on the southeastern slope of the Mount of Olives. Bethany was home to siblings Mary, Martha and Lazarus, as well as Simon Ben Simeon, the leper. Yeshua’s wife Mary stayed with her parents in Bethany while Yeshua was undergoing his vow of celibacy while staying with the Essene community at Khirbet Qumran under the tutelage of John the Baptizer (AZC — Yeshua and Mary; para. 9-12).
It was in Bethany that Yeshua performed his first miracle, healing Lazarus of his blindness (Y:4:1-10). Soon after that event, Yeshua healed Simon of his leprosy (Y:4:11-12). Throughout his ministry, Yeshua and his wife Mary, (and at times his disciples) would stay with Martha and Lazarus in Bethany. Yeshua would often travel from Bethany to teach on the Mount of Olives.
Now there lived in Bethany, Simon Ben Simeon, a Pharisee afflicted with leprosy. And hearing of Lazarus he came unto Yeshua to be healed.
Now when it was evening, Yeshua went unto Bethany, and entering into the house of Martha and Lazarus her brother, he tarried many days;
But Yeshua, being warned of God, left Bethany and journeyed unto Jericho, both he and his disciples.
Now when the sixth hour of the day was come, the Lord returned unto Bethany, unto the Mount of Olives, and there taught the people.