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SCYTHOPOLIS sĭth ŏp’ ə lĭs (Σκυθόπολις; cf. Σκυθω̂ν πόλις, city of the Scythians [2 Macc 12:29] and Σκυθοπολι̂ται [12:30]). The Gr. name for Bethshan (q.v.; present Beisān). At the time of Christ it was one of the cities of the Decapolis (q.v.). The name may recall the Scythian invasions of the late 7th cent. b.c.

See also

  • Beth Shan