Beth Guvrin at Mareshah, Israel

Beth Guvrin in Israel was a Roman city on the outskirts of biblical Maresha (see Josh. 15:44; Micah 1:15).

Emperor Septimus Severus turned Beth Guvrin into a major administrative center (ca. 200 AD). I took this photo of the amphitheater on April 27, 2017.

Panorama of amphitheater at Beth Guvrin. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

This amphitheater would have been used for animal and gladiator fights.

BTW: Often folks refer to theaters as “amphitheaters.” There is a difference: the amphitheater makes an oval shape while a theater only makes a half circle.

Click image for larger view.

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One Response to Beth Guvrin at Mareshah, Israel

  1. Keith B. Isbell says:

    Got a Chromebook for christmas.It is very fast,a lot faster than my typing.Long story short my morning to do list is now done a lot quicker now that i do not need a virus program that drags down my response time.I enjoyed the article.Thanks again! Keith BTITW.

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