The name Bethany, literally translated as house of figs, is shared by a multitude of places and people. Most commonly refers to the village of Bethany near Jerusalem; which, according to the New Testament, was the site of the resurrection of Lazarus.
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The name Bethany, usually rendered as Bethany beyond the Jordan, also may refer to Bethabara, a site located on the Jordan River above the Dead Sea, which, according to the New Testament, was the site where Jesus of Nazareth came to John the Baptist.
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