Peraea


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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

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a region of ancient Palestine, east of the River Jordan and the Dead Sea
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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.
Alternatively Asander may have been caught between the forces of Attalus coming up from the Rhodian peraea and Alcetas advancing from Pisidia.
d after ad 40) Son of Herod the Great, tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea (4 bc - ad 39).