Travel to Beit She'an

Israel Christian tours often visit a multitude of the most holy and interesting sites, such as Beit Shean. The capital of the Decapolis cities, the first believers in Jesus must have been very familiar with Beit Shean as it is where word of the miracles and teachings of Jesus spread (Matt. 4:25, Mark 5:20). Beit Shean was the site nearly a millennium earlier where the body of Saul was hung by Philistines (1 Sam. 31:10). Visitors are able to experience and appreciate the wealth of history that has take place in Beit Shean first-hand-wandering the streets, studying columns brought down by the earthquake of 749 AD, enjoying the theater that is once again in use, etc. You will enjoy touring this area and the surrounding countryside from Gilead to Jezreel and Gilboa on your pilgrimage to Israel, once dubbed "the gateway to the Garden of Eden", that is still lush and beautiful. Samuel 31:8-13 8 On the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. 9 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to their idols and to the people. 10 They put his armor in the temple of Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan. 11 But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan; and they came to Jabesh and burnt them there. 13 And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days. (America Israel Travel)