(house of the ford), a place beyond Jordan, in which according to the Received Text of the New Testament, John was baptizing. (John 1:28) If this reading be correct, Bethabara is identical with Beth-barah (fords of Abarah) the ancient ford of Jordan on the road to Gilead; or, which seems more likely, with Beth-nimrah, on the east of the river, nearly opposite Jericho, and you can find more about that here on st-takla.org on other commentaries and dictionary entries.The Revised Version reads Bethany, which see below.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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