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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1179 - Δεκάπολις
Decapolis = "ten cities"
- a track of land so called from the ten cities that were in it
- according to Pliny, these cities were: Damascus, Opoton, Philadelphia, Raphana, Scythopolis, Gadara, Hippondion, Pella, Galasa, and Canatha (Gill)
Δεκά -πολις , -εως , ὴ ,
Decapolis, a region east of the Jordan containing ten cities: Matthew 4:25, Mark 5:20; Mark 7:31.†
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Cagnat III. 1057.5 (A.D. 134) Ἀγαθάνγελος Ἀβιληνὸς τῆς Δεκαπόλεος : the editor distinguishes this Abila from A. Lysaniae, near Damascus. See also G. A. Smith (EBi 1051). For the formation of the name cf. Τρικωμία (as in P Par 47.24—c. B.C. 153), Δικωμία (BGU IV. 1208.21—B.C. 27), and πενταφυλία (Chrest. I. 77.9—A.D. 149).
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