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Peraea

(pērē`ə), in Roman times, the area E of the Jordan River, between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, and S of the DecapolisDecapolis
[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.
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Peraea

, Perea
a region of ancient Palestine, east of the River Jordan and the Dead Sea
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He worked as a customs official who met Jesus in Jericho, "a frontier post between the Roman province of Judea and Peraea" (Stambaugh and Balch 1986, 78).
Thus we read (Josephus, Antiquities 20.2) that in the year 44, not long after the death of Stephen, the Jews of Peraea took up arms without the sanction of their leaders against the people of Philadelphia.
Attalus seems to have operated semi-independently at first: he raised a large army(23) to add to his fleet command,(24) and attacked Rhodes and some cities on the Rhodian peraea. Arrian briefly documents the fate of this expedition, even naming the Rhodian nauarch, Demaratus.