An important biblical city located between the Jezreel and Jordan Valleys. At the time of the Israelite conquest (1250–1200 BCE), Beth-shan was listed among the cities of Manasseh. However, the Israelites were unable to conquer the city because of the strength of the Canaanites living in it (Josh 17:11-12; Judg 1:27). Later, (1Sam 31:12) relates that the bodies of Saul and his sons were exposed on the walls of Beth-shan by the Philistines. In the NT era, the town was known as Scythopolis, the only city of the Decapolis west of the Jordan River.
11Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-d ... View more
27Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inh ... View more
12all the valiant men set out, traveled all night long, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. They came to Jabesh and ... View more