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Decapolis


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The Romans gave the name Decapolis (meaning ‘ten cities’) to an extensive region situated largely south and east of the Sea of Galilee. Its inhabitants were mainly Gentiles. The New Testament mentions two of its localities, Gadara and Gerasa, and certain occasions on which Jesus visited the region. On one of these occasions Jesus healed a demon possessed man, though the incident brought him into conflict with local pig farmers (Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:1; Mark 5:11-14; Mark 7:31). Many of the people from the area joined the crowds that at one time followed Jesus (Matthew 4:25).

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DEDAN

Dedan was the name of a nomadic tribal group in northern Arabia. Their people were well known in Bible times as shrewd traders (Isaiah 21:13; Jeremiah 49:8; Ezekiel 27:20; Ezekiel 38:13; see ARABIA).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Decapolis'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/bbd/d/decapolis.html. 2004.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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