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Gerasenes
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gerasenes
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
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,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gerasenes
GERASENES [Gk Gerasēnos (Γερασηνος)]. The name of people in whose country Jesus encountered two demoniacs (cf. Matt 8:28), and where he exorcised the demons, allowing them to enter a herd of about 2,000 pigs which “rushed down the steep bank into the sea and were drowned” (Luke 8:26; Mark 5:1). The
Gadarenes
GADARENES [Gk Gadarēnos (Γαδαρηνος)]. The name of the territory where Jesus cast demons out of 2 men and into a herd of swine (Matt 8:28). See also GERASENES. This area is associated with the site of Gadara, modern Umm Qeis (M.R. 214229), located near the N border of Jordan, about 10 km SE of the S
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gadara, Gadarenes
Gadara, Gadarenes. City of the Decapolis and its inhabitants, mentioned only once in the better manuscripts of the NT (Mt 8:22). Jesus had crossed to the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee and healed the demoniac, Legion, whom he encountered in “the country of the Gadarenes” (Mt 8:28, kjv Gergesenes).
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
Gadara
Gadara gadʹer-ə [Gk. Gadara]; GADARENES gadʹə-rēnz [Gk. Gadarēnoi]. Gadara was one of the more important cities of the Decapolis (Polybius v.71.3; Pliny Nat. hist. v.74; Josephus Ant. xvii.11.4 [320]). The Gadarenes were the inhabitants of the city and the attached territory (Ant. xv.10.2f [351, 354–59]).
Gergesenes
Gergesenes gerʹgə-sēnz [Gk. Gergesēnoi]. Residents of a town (and its territory) on the east coast of the Sea of Galilee identified by Origen (comm on John vi.24) and certain NT MSS (mostly later than 4th cent.; א‎2 L Θ, etc.) as the locale of the healing of a demoniac and the subsequent drowning of
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
Gadara, Gadarenes
GADARA*, GADARENES City of the Decapolis and its inhabitants, mentioned only once in the better manuscripts of the NT. Jesus had crossed to the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee and healed the demoniac named Legion, whom he encountered in “the country of the Gadarenes” (Mt 8:28). Mark’s account in 5:1
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)
Gadara, Gadarenes
Gadara (gad´uh-ruh), Gadarenes (gad´uh-reenz). Some biblical manuscripts mention the “country of the Gadarenes” as the site of a dramatic exorcism performed by Jesus (Matt. 8:28–34; Mark 5:1–10; Luke 8:26–39). The account is remarkable in that it involves a large number of demons being cast into a herd
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gadara
The “Pavement” excavated beneath the Convent of Our Lady of Zion. Sisters of ZionGADARA. Gadara (modern Umm Qeis) is located c. 1, 200 feet above the Mediterranean Sea, yet c. 1, 800 feet above the Sea of Tiberias, which it overlooks at a distance of six miles to the SE. It has a commanding view of
Gerasene
GERASENE. A term derived from Gerasa, meaning an inhabitant of Gerasa (q.v.) or the nearby region. Two towns bear this name. The Roman Gerasa (Jerash) is too far distant from the Sea of Galilee. This term describes a district on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus healed the demoniac
Gergesene
GERGESENE. To be identified with Gerasene. The terms “country of the Gerasenes” and “country of the Gadarenes” (Mk 5:1; Lk 8:26, 37, see KJV and RSV) are to be preferred to “country of the Gergesenes.” See Gerasene.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gadarenes, Gadara
GADARENES, GADARA. The only biblical references to the Gadarene area concern the story of the miracle of Legion and the swine. The word ‘Gadarenes’ is found in some texts or versions of Mt. 8:28; Mk. 5:1; and Lk. 8:26. The probability is, however, that it is the original reading only in Mt. (Compare
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gerasenes
Gerasenes (Gk. Gerasēnoɩ́) (also GADARENES; GERGESENES)A Transjordanian people in whose territory Jesus encountered two “demoniacs,” exorcising their demons and transferring them to a herd of swine (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26). In the version of the incident in Matt. 8:28 they are called Gadarenes. Both forms,
Gadara
Gadara (Gk. Gadara)A prominent Decapolis city from Pompey’s time (63 b.c.), modern Umm Qeis, whose history goes as far back as the Hellenistic period. Gadara was near the place where Jesus cast the demons out of a man (Mark 5:1–20; two men in Matt. 8:28–34). It is located on a plateau at the northeast
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gerasenes
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.
Gadara, Gadarenes
GADARA [gădˊə rə] (Gk. Gadara), GADARENES [gădˊə rēnz] (Gk. Gadarēnoi). A major city of the Decapolis and its inhabitants; contemporary Muqeis (or Umm Qeis), about 10 km. (6 mi.) southeast of the Sea of Galilee, near the Yarmuk river. Gadara, with a predominantly Greek population (Josephus
Gergesenes
Gergesenes [gûrˊgə sēnz] (Gk. Gergesēnoi).† Inhabitants of a town and surrounding territory on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee; possibly al-Kursî, opposite Magadalaz. The KJV identifies this as the site of Jesus’ healing of the demoniac (Matt. 8:28; RSV “Gadarenes”). See Gadara, Gadarenes.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gadara
GADARA a) A city south of the River Yarmuk, identified with the ruins of Umm Keis. In Hellenistic times it was one of the centers of Greek culture in the Transjordan; it was the home town of the poet Meleager, and of Menippus the Cynic (Strabo, xvi, 759). When, under Ptolemaic rule, the Assyrian-Persian
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gadara
GADARA A city in the Decapolis in Transjordan identified with modern Umm Qeis, south of the Sea of Galilee. According to Matt 8:28, Jesus cast out demons from two men and sent the demons into a herd of swine. This event takes place at Gerasa in Mark 5:1 and Luke 8:26.
Gergesenes
GERGESENES A variant for the Gadarenes and Gerasenes in some of the manuscripts of Matthew (8:28), Mark (5:1), and Luke (8:26). (See Gadara; Gerasa.)