see Beth-shanBeth-shan
or Beth-shean
, ancient town, at the meeting of the Vale of Jezreel with the Jordan valley. It was the most strategic point of E ancient Palestine, with the crossing of four roads. References to it in the Bible are numerous.
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Wadi Cherith (likely today Wadi al-Yabis) cuts the east bank of the Jordan, just opposite and a bit south of Beit She'an (Scythopolis).
How much more interesting her book might have been had Ramelli shown us the thrusts and counterthrusts by such fourth-to-fifth-century figures as Epiphanius, Theophilus of Antioch, Jerome, Augustine, and Shenoute of Atripe, and by the sixth-century authors Severus of Antioch, Cyril of Scythopolis, Barsanuphius, John of Gaza, and Jacob of Sarug, all of whom took vigorous exception to universalism.
53), Cyril of Scythopolis, "Life of Sabas" (Eduard Schwartz, Kyrillos von Skythopolis [Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1939], 172 11.
She does not discuss how Jews related to non-Jewish settlements along the Mediterranean coast, or to Hellenistic cities such as Samaria or Beth Shan (Scythopolis).
One of the primary sources is the account of Cyril of Scythopolis (Beit Sh'ean) who was born AD 514 and entered monastic life in AD 543.
However, towns like Nazareth and Scythopolis allowed a certain community between Jews and Christians.
Based on the dating of the Syriac translations (which is somewhat earlier than the Greek edition variorum from which all the known Greek manuscripts derive) Perczel, rightly argues that the Syriac translations of the Greek are likely truer to Dionysius's writings, as the Greek possibly suffered much redaction by John of Scythopolis in his introduction to and commentaries on the CD.
For the divine liturgy as a whole, as taught by the Corpus Areopagiticum attributed to St Maximus the Confessor (but in fact written by John of Scythopolis), represents not some eternal or heavenly archetypes, nor some kind of ideal reality, but the future eschatological kingdom itself.
Sites included are primarily Eastern Mediterranean, as well as Pella, Dura-Europos, Scythopolis, and Sagalassos.
Moreover cities such as Tyre, Ptolemais and Scythopolis struck their own coins from the Hellenistic age and these were current in Palestine also.
(16) In Palestine, Cyril of Scythopolis tells us that Abba Sabas, approached by a woman with uncontrolled hemorrhaging, tells her "this my hand I lend to you--place it on the spot of your pain." (17) She guides his hand to her "secret place" (kekrummenoi topoi) and is cured.