The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gerasa (modern Jerash). An impressively preserved example of a Roman provincial city in the Gilead region of the Transjordan; possibly where Jesus’ healed a demon possessed man.
Gergesa A location on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. Gergesa is one of the possible locations for the incident where Jesus cast many demons out of a man and permitted them to enter a herd of pigs (Matt 8:28–9:1; Mark 5:1–20; Luke 8:26–39). The demons then caused the pigs to rush down the hill
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gerasa, Gerasene, Gergesa, Gergesene
Gerasa, Gerasene, Gergesa, Gergesene. City and district in the Decapolis. Gerasa was a well-known Roman city situated in the hills of the Transjordan about 35 miles southeast of the Sea of Galilee and 19 miles east of the Jordan River. Although the city is not named in the NT, Mark 5:1 and Luke 8:26,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gerasa gerʹə-sə [Gk. Gerasa]; GERASENES gerʹə-sēnz [Gk. Gerasēnoi]. Gerasa was one of the significant cities of the Decapolis (Pliny Nat. hist. v 16). The Gerasenes were the inhabitants of the city and its surroundings (Josephus Ant. xiii.15.5 [398]). The ancient city has been identified with modern
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gerasa, Gerasenes
GERASA*, GERASENES City and district in the Decapolis. Gerasa was a well-known Roman city situated in the hills of the Transjordan about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of the Sea of Galilee and 19 miles (31 kilometers) east of the Jordan River. It was originally established as a Greek city by Alexander
Gergesa, Gergesenes
GERGESA*, GERGESENES* City on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Gergesa is near Gadara, probable site of Jesus’ miracle of healing a demon-possessed man and casting the demons into a nearby herd of swine. Though the account of this miracle in Matthew 8:28 refers to the “country of the Gergesenes” (kjv),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gerasa, Gerasenes
Gerasa (gair´uh-suh), Gerasenes (gair´uh-seenz). Some biblical manuscripts mention the “country of the Gerasenes” as the site of a dramatic exorcism performed by Jesus (Matt. 8:28–34; Mark 5:1–10; Luke 8:26–39). If this is the correct reading, then the exorcism would have occurred in the area around
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GERASA. One of a league of ten semi-independent cities (the Decapolis of Mt 4:25; Mk 5:20; 7:31). Gerasa (Jerash) is pleasantly situated in an open, fertile valley E of the Jordan, i.e., in the OT land of Gilead. Its spectacular archaeological remains are now readily accessible via the northward extension
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GERASA. An important city of the classical period, ranking in importance with Palmyra and Petra. Lying in Transjordan, mid-way between the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee, and some 30 km E of the Jordan, the site today, still preserving the name in the form Jaraš, is one of the best preserved examples
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gerasa (Gk. Gerasa)A Decapolis city in the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, modern Jerash located on the Transjordanian plateau just N of the Jabbok River (Nahr ez-Zarqa; Gen. 32:22).Stone Age remains and walled Early to Middle Bronze settlements were found in the area. The main city of Gerasa,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
GERASA [gĕrˊə sə] (Gk. Gerasa), GERASENES [gĕrˊə sēnz] (Gk. Gerasēnoi).† A major city of the Decapolis, modern Jerash, located 36 km. (22 mi.) north of Amman. According to Mark 5:1–20 par. Luke 8:26–39, Jesus healed a demoniac in “the country of the Gerasenes” (KJV “Gergasenes”; cf.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
GERASA A city in Transjordan, modern Jerash, about 20 miles north of Ammon. Situated on an important road (the King’s Highway) and on a site with many natural advantages. Remains of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages have been found here. These finds, consisting of flint tools and pottery only, do not permit
GERGESA A place on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, between Sussita and Bethsaida, where Jesus cast out devils (Matt. 8:28 ff. The site was known by the name of Kursi in Jewish sources, the home town of the sage Rabbi Jacob son of Hanilai. Origen and Eusebius (Onom. 73:14) mention a village by
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GERASA (Greek Gerasa) A Hellenistic city in the Decapolis, identified with the modern city of Jerash, in Transjordan, to the north of Amman, Jordan. The city was supposedly founded by Alexander the Great, but its origins can be definitely traced only to the time of Antiochus Epiphanes in the second century
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GER´ASA (gerʹa-sa). There is a diversity of opinion concerning the location of the place where Jesus healed the demoniac. Kersa, apparently formerly Gergesa, on the eastern shore of the Galilean Sea across from Magdala seems to be the most likely location. It has a topography fitting the details of the
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