Bethphage
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Bethphage
Bible Meaning: House of unripe figs, fig house
Strong's Concordance #G967

Bethphage was a small village between Jerusalem and Bethany.

Jesus travels, on the last Thursday of his life (March 30 in 30 A.D.), from Bethany to Bethphage. Arriving in the village, he mounts a colt and makes what is called his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. His act is the fulfillment of an important 540+ year old Biblical prophecy given by the Minor Prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 9:9, Mark 11).


Important verses

Matthew 21:1 - 3
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

Location of Bethphage near Jerusalem Map
Location of Bethphage

Mark 11:1 - 3
And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

Luke 19:29 - 31
And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

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