Decapolis


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Decapolis

(dēkăp`əlĭs) [Gr.,=ten cities], confederacy of 10 ancient cities, all E of the Jordan, except Scythopolis. The others were (according to Pliny) Dion, Pella, Gadara, Hippos, Gerasa, Philadelphia, Damascus, Raphana, and Kanatha. The league was constituted after Pompey's campaign (65 B.C.–62 B.C.) as a protection against the Jews and the Arabian tribes and as a customs union. The Roman governor of Syria exercised general supervision of its affairs, and the cities belonging to the league were liable to Roman military service and taxation.
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108 where it is noted, without further details, that basalt is used in a number of buildings in the Decapolis and that this was commented on by eighteenth and nineteenth century travellers.
It was a member of the Decapolis -a commercial league of 10 Greco-Romancities.
Livin For Love was third and Decapolis finished fourth.
We think that Rihab was an important town during the Decapolis era; not a part but an important town as attested by the treasure of monuments unearthed there," Husan added.
The Decapolis Region (Northern Jordan) as an Historical Example of Desertification?
Jerash, north of Amman, is one of the cities of the Decapolis, where Jesus preached to thousands and one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities.
For one thing, the Gospels, especially Mark, stress that Jesus moved in the periphery of Roman Galilee: Tyre and Sidon, Caesarea Philippi/ Banias, and the Decapolis.
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Luke invites the reader into a strange world, following Jesus across the sea to the region of the Decapolis where he is confronted by a man afflicted with demons.
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Kunzl and T Weber, "Das spatantike Grab eines Zahnarztes au Gedara in der Decapolis," Damaszener Mitteilungen 5 (1991): 81-118.
In the New Testament era, cities, fortresses, and garrisons dot Galilee, and the Roman Decapolis is nearby; Caesarea Philippi, Sepphoris, and the Jewish-friendly centurion of Capernaum (to name but a few) are all in Galilee.