Bethphage (meaning "House of Figs") was a place in ancient
Israel, mentioned as the place from which Jesus sent the
disciples to find a donkey and a colt with her upon which he
would ride into Jerusalem.
It is believed to have been located on the Mount of Olives, on
the road from Jerusalem to Jericho (Gospel of Matthew 21:1;
Gospel of Mark 11:1; Gospel of Luke 19:29), and very close to
Bethany. It was the limit of a Sabbath-day's journey from
Jerusalem, that is, 2,000 cubits. There is the Franciscan
Church of Bethphage at a likely location.