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    Bet She'an

    May 11, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Bet She’an is one of the oldest cities in Israel. Located where the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley meet, the city’s history is believed to go back more than 5,000 years. It is located in the inheritance of Issachar.
    In 1st and 2nd Samuel, Judges, Joshua, 1st Kings and Chronicles this location is known as Beth Shan. It is also known in English as Beth Shean. During Jesus' time, it was known as Scythopolis. It was one of the 10 cities known as the Decapolis in the Bible.
    1 Samuel 31:10-12 records when the Philistines defeated King Saul and his son's on Mount Gilboa they impaled and hung their bodies onto the wall of Beth Shan.
    The Bet She'an Roman theater was constructed in the 2nd century and seated 7,000 people.
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