Place of the ford, a town on the east bank of the Jordan, where John baptized, John 1:28. It was perhaps the same as Beth-barah, Judges 7:24; but the true site is unknown. Many of the best Greek manuscripts and recent editions have Bethany, also unknown, instead of Beth-abara.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'BETH-ABARA'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".