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A city Josephus lists among the cities of the Decapolis, along with Gadara and Scythopolis (Josephus, Antiquities 14.74–75). Dion itself is not mentioned in the Bible, but the Gospels refer to the region several times (Matt 4:25; Mark 5:20; 7:31).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dion. One of the cities of the Decapolis, built after the death of Alexander the Great by some of his soldiers. The city (not mentioned in the Bible) was culturally Greek, attracting many Greek immigrants; it was also a mercantile center of exchange. Dion was one of only two Decapolis cities having a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DION* One of the cities of the Decapolis, built after the death of Alexander the Great by some of his soldiers. The city (not mentioned in the Bible) was culturally Greek, attracting many Greek immigrants; it was also a mercantile center of exchange. Dion was one of only two Decapolis cities having a
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
DIUM; DION A city of the Decapolis, founded by Alexander the Great or by Perdiccas, or in the course of the Ptolemaic consolidation of the territory won from the Seleucids. Named after a Macedonian city. Alexander Jannaeus conquered it in his second campaign (Josephus, Antiq. xiii 393) and Pompey restored
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
DionThe sacred city of the ancient Macedonians, 7 km south of modern Kateríni, between Mt. Olympus and the west coast of the Thermaic Gulf (see map 9, G4). D. was colonized by Italian veterans under Augustus (Colonia Iulia Augusta Diensis) and flourished in the 2nd and 3rd c. a.d. Around the middle