« Bethshean Bethshemesh Bethshittah »


(house of the sun).

  • One of the towns which marked the north boundary of Judah. (Joshua 15:10) It is now ’Ainshems, about two miles from the great Philistine plain, and seven from Ekron.
  • A city on the border of Issachar. (Joshua 19:22)
  • One of the “fenced cities” of Naphtali. (Joshua 19:38; Judges 1:33)
  • An idolatrous temple, or place in Egypt. (Jeremiah 43:13) In the middle ages Heliopolis was still called by the Arabs Ain Shems .
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