Gerasenes The residents of the region where Jesus healed a demoniac and sent the demons into a herd of pigs, described in the Synoptic Gospels.
Gadara The capital of the Roman province of Peraea (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26–39). Identified with the modern village of Umm Qeis, which is surrounded by very extensive ruins. A number of sculpted sarcophagi can be found among its tombs. For a discussion of the relationship between Gadara, Gerasa, and Gergesa,