Beth Shittah

BETH SHITTAH (bĕth' shĭt'a, Heb. bêth ha-shittâh, house of the acacia). A town in Zererah near Jordan to which the Midianites fled after their overthrow by Gideon (Judg.7.22).


BETH-SHITTAH, BETHSHITTAH bĕth shĭt’ ə (בֵּ֤ית הַשִּׁטָּה, house of acacia). The place to which the routed army of the Midianites fled before Gideon (Judg 7:22). The site is prob. to be identified with Shattah, about two and one-half m. E of modern ’En-Harod, in the direction of Zarethan (Tell es-Sa’idiyeh?) near the Jordan, eighteen m. W of Jerash. Zarethan was near Adam (Josh 3:16) on the Jordan, indicating that the men headed across the Jordan.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A place on the route followed by the Midianites in their flight before Gideon (Jud 7:22). It is probably identical with the modern ShuTTa, a village in the Vale of Jezreel, about 6 miles Northwest of Beisan.