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  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Bethany,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06524 
  Bethany,  IL  (village,  FIPS  5612) 
  Location:  39.64417  N,  88.74094  W 
  Population  (1990):  1369  (549  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61914 
  Bethany,  IN  (town,  FIPS  4978) 
  Location:  39.53375  N,  86.37885  W 
  Population  (1990):  90  (34  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Bethany,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  71007 
  Bethany,  MO  (city,  FIPS  5068) 
  Location:  40.26776  N,  94.02826  W 
  Population  (1990):  3005  (1447  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  64424 
  Bethany,  OK  (city,  FIPS  5700) 
  Location:  35.50600  N,  97.64337  W 
  Population  (1990):  20075  (8865  housing  units) 
  Area:  13.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73008 
  Bethany,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  5976) 
  Location:  41.61423  N,  75.28892  W 
  Population  (1990):  238  (117  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Bethany,  WV  (town,  FIPS  6844) 
  Location:  40.20546  N,  80.56364  W 
  Population  (1990):  1139  (179  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  26032 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  house  of  dates.  (1.)  The  Revised  Version  in  John  1:28  has  this 
  word  instead  of  Bethabara,  on  the  authority  of  the  oldest 
  manuscripts.  It  appears  to  have  been  the  name  of  a  place  on  the 
  east  of  Jordan. 
  (2.)  A  village  on  the  south-eastern  slope  of  the  Mount  of 
  Olives  (Mark  11:1),  about  2  miles  east  of  Jerusalem,  on  the  road 
  to  Jericho.  It  derived  its  name  from  the  number  of  palm-trees 
  which  grew  there  It  was  the  residence  of  Lazarus  and  his 
  sisters.  It  is  frequently  mentioned  in  connection  with  memorable 
  incidents  in  the  life  of  our  Lord  (Matt.  21:17;  26:6;  Mark 
  11:11,  12;  14:3;  Luke  24:50;  John  11:1;  12:1).  It  is  now  known 
  by  the  name  of  el-Azariyeh,  i.e.,  "place  of  Lazarus,"  or  simply 
  Lazariyeh  Seen  from  a  distance,  the  village  has  been  described 
  as  "remarkably  beautiful,  the  perfection  of  retirement  and 
  repose,  of  seclusion  and  lovely  peace."  Now  a  mean  village, 
  containing  about  twenty  families. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Bethany,  the  house  of  song;  the  house  of  affliction