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Beth-shean (bĕth'shç'an), house of quiet. Bethsan (bêth'san), or Bethshan (bĕth'-shan). A city five miles west of the Jordan, first in Issachar, but later in Manasseh. Joshua 17:11; 1 Chronicles 7:29. Saul's body was fastened to its walls, 1 Samuel 31:10; 1 Samuel 31:12; after the captivity it was called Scythopolis, and was a chief city of Decapolis; now Beisan, having ruins of temples, colonnades, hippodrome, theatre, and city walls.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Beth-Shean'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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