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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Gadara

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Now Um-keis, a fortified chief city of Decapolis, of considerable importance in the time of Christ, and having many Greek inhabitants. It lay south of the river Hieromax, seven miles level summit of a steep limestone hill. A few ruins are found on the top of the hill; many excavated tombs on its sides, still partly occupied as residences; and warm springs at its base. The country of the Gadarenes extended to the Jordan and the Sea of Galilee; and in the part of its bordering on the lake occurred the miracle recorded in Matthew 8:28 9:1 Mark 5:1-20 Luke 8:26-39 . A legion of demons were cast out of two men, and entered a herd of swine, causing their destruction. See GERGESENES .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Gadara'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/g/gadara.html. 1859.

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