A city in the Jordan Valley whose location has not been firmly established. It was beside the clay ground where Solomon’s Phoenician smith cast bronze utensils for the Temple (1Kgs 7:46; 2Chr 4:17). When Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River, water backed up near Zarethan (Josh 3:16). In the period of the judges, Gideon pursued the Midianites toward Zarethan (Judg 7:22). Again during Solomon’s reign it is mentioned as belonging to one of his administrative districts (1Kgs 4:12).
46In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan.
17In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
16the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of ... View more
22When they blew the three hundred trumpets, the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow and against all the army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shitta ... View more
12Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as the other ... View more