(house of rest ), or in Samuel, BETHSHAN, a city which belonged to Manasseh, ( 1 Chronicles 7:29 ) though within the limits of Issachar ( Joshua 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.