BETHPHAGE (bĕth'fa-jē, Heb. bêth paghah, house of unripe figs). A village on the [[Mount of Olives]], on the road going east from Jerusalem to Jericho. The traditional site is NW of Bethany, and it is mentioned twice in the NT (Mark.11.1-Mark.11.11; Luke.19.28-Luke.19.40). Here the colt was obtained for the Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem (Matt.21.1-Matt.21.11). Jesus cursed the fruitless fig tree in the vicinity of Bethphage (Matt.21.18-Matt.21.20; Mark.11.12-Mark.11.14, Mark.11.20-Mark.11.21).