Bethabara in the Bible
A city east of the Jordan
- Judges 7:24 And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan.
⇒Bible Encyclopedia for BETHABARA.
John testifies to Christ's messiahship, and baptizes at
- John 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
⇒See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Bethabara.
- John 10:39-42 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, 40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. 41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. 42 And many believed on him there.