ZARETHAN (zăr'ĕ-thăn, Heb. tsārethān). A place near Beth Shan and Adam that is men- tioned in connection with Israel’s crossing of the Jordan (Josh.3.16). It is also spelled Zaretan and Zartanah. Bronze castings for the temple were made there (1Kgs.7.46). It is referred to in 1Kgs.4.12 as a means of locating Beth Shan. In 2Chr.4.17 the name is given as Zeredah (asv, rsv) and Zeredathah (kjv). Its exact site has not been ascertained.