Bet She’an

24 March 2006
The ruins were incredible. It is the largest excavation site we have seen yet. Again, Herod the Great might have been crazy, but he sure knew how to get things done. The theater had three levels of seating, there were two bath houses, you could see where some of the markets were and the columns that lined the main street were flat-out huge. It was very impressive. It was strange to hear more about the Roman city that was built on top of a Jewish historical site than we heard about the stories of the Jews at this place. It is likely the site of the death of King Saul and his son, Jonathan – both significant OT characters. Yet we hardly heard about them at all. I suppose that there isn’t much that has been excavated that is from ancient Israel, but still they could tell the stories.

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