Beth-shit'tah (Heb. Beyth hash-Shittah', הִשִּׁטָּה בֵּית, house of the acacia; Sept. Βηθασεττά v.r. Βηθσεέδ and Βοσαέττα), a place near the Jordan (comp. Josephus, who only names it as a "valley encompassed with torrents," Ant. 5, 6, 5), apparently between Bethshean and Abel-meholah, or at least in the vicinity of (Heb. toward) Zarerath, whither the flight of the Midianites extended after their defeat by Gideon in the valley of Esdraelon (Jg 7:20); probably the village of Shutta discovered by Robinson (Researches, 3, 219) south-east of Jebel Duhy (Schwarz says, incorrectly, one mile west, Palest. p. 163), and east of Jezreel (De Saulcy, Dead Sea, 2, 307); although this is west of Bethshean, and farther from the Jordan than we should expect. SEE SHITTIM.

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