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Irbid (Beth Arbel) [Arbila]
Irbid is believed to be the last of successive settlements in this agricultural region, that goes back to the Early Bronze Age, which would mean that Irbid has a history of a period of 6000-7000 years. Irbid is possibly Beth Arbel, as it is known from the Bible.
Beth Arbel: house of God's court, a place alluded to by (Hosea 10:14) as the scene of some great military exploit, but not otherwise mentioned in Scripture. The Shalman here named was probably Shalmaneser, the king of Assyria ...