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Bethshean and the Jezreel Jordan Junction

1_BeitSean_Jezreel-Jordan_Junction_1 From atop Mount Gilboa, one is afforded a stunning view of the Jezreel Valley as it intersects with the Jordan Valley.  At the center of this major junction is the ancient city of Beit She’an (Bethshean), where it guarded the crossing point from Pella in Jordan to the Jezreel—which would then lead on past Megiddo to the trade opportunities of International Trunk Route (sometimes called the Via Maris).  This bottleneck of commerce underscores the value of Bethshean, beginning with Egyptians, Israelites, Philistines, and eventually even the empires of Alexander and Rome.


Most of the time, when we think of Biblical Adam, we think about the first man. However, did you know that there is a location in the Bible called "Adam"? It is mentioned only one time, and God used that location to demonstrate his power and help deliver His promise to His people. Do you remember where you read about it? If you can't remember, don't feel too bad. I've only recently remembered while it while doing some personal study. You can read about it and see it on a map here.