During the Hellenistic period, the city of Nysa-Scythopolis was founded. In 749 CE it was destroyed in the massive earthquake which hit the area.
How could we have been standing those 200 yards away on this incredibly meaningful site, in the town where the Maccabees’ efforts assured Jewish continuity and be in the dark?
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/cifwatch/postcard-from-israel-bet-shean/2012/12/24/
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