Bethshean in Samaria has perhaps preserved in its later (though temporary) name Scythopolis an echo of the invasion.(Later, Necho, son of Psammetichus, proposed to add to Egypt some of the Assyrian provinces, and marched through Palestine.
9, 7) fixed his camp, advancing from Scythopolis (Beisen) on Taricheae and Tiberias.
When he began to collect taxes he was met with refusal and insult at Ascalon and at Scythopolis, but he executed the chief men of each city and sent their goods to the king.
Nevertheless he made his way into Palestine, planted garrisons at Philoteria on the Sea of Galilee and Scythopolis, and finally stormed Rabbath-ammon (Philadelphia) which was held by partisans of Egypt.
The Nabataean Arabs and the Greeks of Scythopolis befriended them, but the province generally was hostile.
The coast towns and the Decapolis, together with Samaria and Scythopolis, were incorporated in the new Roman province of Syria.