2_BeitSean_Day2 We have recently mentioned Bethshean from the perspective of Mt. Gilboa.  This is a view from ground level just below the tel, from the Roman Cardo Maximus.  Once an Egyptian governor’s seat during the Middle Bronze Age, Beth Shean would change hands often, eventually moving from the main tel to the fully Romanized city below—due mainly to its strategic location in the Jordan Valley.