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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The Radisson Decapolis Hotel consists of spacious units and amenities available onsite and nearby such as four restaurants, two bars, heated outdoor swimming pool, full-service Aqua Spa, fitness centre, 24/7 room service and concierge.
The 1988 season of excavation at Abilla of the Decapolis.
Daraaa was one of the Decapolis Alliance's ten member cities.
There followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan" (Matt.
For example, in their region of Oriens, there were towns with theaters such as in Bostra (Busra) and in the cities of the Decapolis, including Gerasa (Jarash); but as good Monophysites, the Ghassanids viewed the mime and the theater as un-Christian but embraced the odeion as a venue for poetry recitals, oratory, and music (p.
The next day I planned a day of activities covering much of the north western area of Jordan, taking in the ruins of the Decapolis city Gadara, now known as Umm Qais; the roman city of Gerasa, better known as Jerash and Qasr Ajloun.
8) Called Beth Shan (or Beth Shean) in the Bible, this member of the Decapolis became known as Scythopolis in the third century B.
En Galilea se situa la primera etapa de su actuacion, que se extiende ocasionalmente a las regiones de Fenicia, a Cesarea de Filipo, cerca del monte Hermon, a la Decapolis, al este del lago de Genesaret y del Jordan, y finalmente a Judea y Jerusalen (caps.
Subsequently, "the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him" (vv.
City-Coins of Eretz-Israel and the Decapolis in the Roman Period, Jerusalem.
It was a member of the Decapolis -a commercial league of 10 Greco-Romancities.