John 1:28

In Bethany beyond Jordan (en Bhqaniai peran tou Iordanou). Undoubtedly the correct text, not "in Bethabara" as Origen suggested instead of "in Bethany" of all the known Greek manuscripts under the mistaken notion that the only Bethany was that near Jerusalem. Was baptizing (hn baptizwn). Periphrastic imperfect, common idiom in John.