Al-Eizariya or al-Azariya, also referred to by its classical name of Bethany, is a town in the . The name al-Eizariya refers to the New Testament figure Lazarus of Bethany, who according to the Gospel of John, was raised from the dead by Jesus.

Landmarks in the Area

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The Tomb of Lazarus is a traditional spot of pilgrimage located in the town of , traditionally identified as the biblical village of Bethany, on the southeast slope of the , some 2.4 km east of . Photo: Marion Doss, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is situated 1¼ km northwest of al-Eizariya. Photo: Alistair, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Chapel of the Ascension is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem. is situated 1¼ km northwest of al-Eizariya. Photo: adriatikus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

At-Tur is an Arab majority neighborhood on the approximately 1 km east of the Old City of . is situated 1¼ km northwest of al-Eizariya.

Ras al-Amud is a Palestinian neighborhood in , located southeast of the Old City, overlooking Silwan to the south, Abu Dis and to the east, and the Temple Mount to the north. is situated 1½ km west of al-Eizariya. Photo: Rhododendrites, CC BY-SA 4.0.

az-Za'ayyem is a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 3 kilometers east of in the central . is situated 1½ km north of al-Eizariya. Photo: Mary Madigan, CC BY 2.0.


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