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Originally called Besara. An ancient town in southwest Galilee, about 12 miles east of modern Haifa; site of a Roman-era Jewish necropolis.
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BETH-SHEARIM Situated on the southern slopes of the mountains of Lower Galilee, facing the western extremity of the Jezreel Valley, the Jewish city of Beth-Shearim extended over more than 10 acres and was surrounded by a vast, famous and hallowed necropolis where Rabbi Judah I was buried. The place is