Beit She’an was talked about as a metropolis conquered in Joshua’s day. It was the place the place Saul and Jonathan’s carcasses have been hung in humility by the Philistines earlier than the boys of Jabesh-Gilead got here by evening and took them down and buried them.
Current digs at Beit She’An have uncovered the ruins of a metropolis from the Greek/Roman interval. Though Beit She’An was uncovered down so far, deeper into this website are ruins that return so far as King Saul and earlier durations of biblical historical past.
Joshua 17:11–16—11And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her cities, and Ibleam and her cities, and the inhabitants of Dor and her cities, and the inhabitants of Endor and her cities, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her cities, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her cities, even three nations. 12But the kids of Manasseh couldn’t drive out the inhabitants of these cities; however the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 13But it got here to move, when the kids of Israel have been waxen robust, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; however didn’t completely drive them out. 14And the kids of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me however one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I’m an excellent folks, forasmuch because the Lord hath blessed me hitherto? 15And Joshua answered them, If thou be an excellent folks, then get thee as much as the wooden nation, and lower down for thyself there within the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too slim for thee. 16And the kids of Joseph stated, The hill will not be sufficient for us: and all of the Canaanites that dwell within the land of the valley have chariots of iron, each they who’re of Bethshean and her cities, they usually who’re of the valley of Jezreel.
Judges 1:27—Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her cities, nor Taanach and her cities, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her cities, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her cities, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her cities: however the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
1 Samuel 31:8–13—8And it got here to move on the morrow, when the Philistines got here to strip the slain, that they discovered Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa. 9And so they lower off his head, and stripped off his armour, and despatched into the land of the Philistines spherical about, to publish it in the home of their idols, and among the many folks. 10And so they put his armour in the home of Ashtaroth: they usually mounted his physique to the wall of Bethshan. 11And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had carried out to Saul; 12All of the valiant males arose, and went all evening, and took the physique of Saul and the our bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and got here to Jabesh, and burnt them there. 13And so they took their bones, and buried them beneath a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
2 Samuel 21:12–14—12And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the boys of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the road of Bethshan, the place the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa: 13And he introduced up from thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; they usually gathered the bones of them that have been hanged. 14And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they within the nation of Benjamin in Zelah, within the sepulchre of Kish his father: they usually carried out all that the king commanded. And after that God was intreated for the land.