Beth Shean in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(house of rest), or in Samuel, BETHSHAN, a city which
belonged to Manasseh, 1Ch 7:29 though within the limits of
Issachar Jos 17:11 and therefore on the west of Jordan. Comp.
1 Macc. 5:62. In later times it was called Scythopolis. 2
Macc. 12:29. The place is still known as Beisan. It lies in
the Ghor or Jordan valley, about twelve miles south of the Sea
of Galilee and four miles west of the Jordan.
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