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    Recently after discovering that my daughters name Bethany, was spelled "Bethanie" in the 1611 KJV, which led me to look up the original Greek and Hebrew, where I found it was spelled "Bethania" and "Bethaniah", the real meaning is "House of YAH's disciple".  This has really opened up a can of worms, since then I decided to see how many other words that end with "y", was in Old English "ie", then look to see if it was originally "ia".                                             

 Below is the list of the discovery.                                                                          


Today's English 

  Old English 



John 12:1 

Bethanie    (1611 KJV)  

Bethaniah  (Heb)  


Luke 23:33

Calvarie     (Geneva Bible)

Calvaria  (Latin)  


Ex 16:7

Glorie         (Geneva Bible)

Gloria   (Latin)


Acts 18:2 

Italie            (Geneva Bible) 

Italia   (Latin)


Mt 2:17

Ieremie       (1611 KJV)

Yeremiah  (Heb)


Luke 23:5 

Iurie            (1611 KJV) 

Ioudaia    (Gk)  


2 Esdras 1:40

Malachie    (1611 KJV) 

Malachiah  (Heb) 


Luke 2:34

Marie          (1611 KJV)

Maria  (Gk-Latin)


1 Macc 5:13 

Tobie         (1611 KJV) 

Tobiah  (Heb)


1 Jn 5:4 

Victorie      (1611 KJV) 

Victoria  (Latin) 


2 Esdras 1:40   

Zacharie    (1611 KJV)

Zechariah  (Heb)  



Luke 4:21


Scriptura   (Latin) 



Yahweh  (Greek)

Yahuwah  (Hebrew) 


    The name "Bethaniah" meaning "House of YAH's disciple" is also prophetic. It is the place where our Master was received, and the place where He often retired (Mt 21:17; Mk 11:11; Luke 10:38; John 11:1). This is also the place where YAHUSHUA's feet left the ground as He ascended back to heaven (See Luke 24:50-52).

     After the 2nd  coming of YAHUSHUA, and after the saints reign with Him a thousand years, YAHUSHUA will return again the third time, this time with "the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from Elohim out of heaven." Revelation 21:2,10.  But before the New Jerusalem settles on this earth (Revelation 20:9), YAHUSHUA's  "feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great vally; and half the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south." Zechariah 14:4

     This prepares for the holy city that is descending out of heaven, and it shall land here.  This place that His foot touches, is the place where He left, "Bethany" or "Bethaniah", which is on the mount of Olives, and means, "House of YAH's disciples". This holy city will be the "House of YAHUWAH's disciples". There is a prophecy in this name! 


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