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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Decapolis

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(From the Greek words, deka, ten, and polis, a city,) a country in Palestine, which contained ten principal cities, on both of the Jordan, chiefly east, Matthew 4:25 ; Mark 5:20 ; 7:31 . According to Pliny, they were, Scythopolis, Philadelphia, Raphanae, Gadara, Hippos, Dios, Pella, Gerasa, Canatha, and Damascus. Josephus inserts Otopos instead of Canatha. Though within the limits of Israel, the Decapolis was inhabited by many foreigners, and hence it retained a foreign appellation. This may also account for the numerous herds of swine kept in the district, Matthew 8:30 ; a practice which was forbidden by the Mosaic Law.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Decapolis'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/d/decapolis.html. 1859.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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