On the return trip he passed through Decapolis where he healed a deaf and dumb man and performed many other miracles.
Seetzen identified it with Gadara, one of the minor towns of the Decapolis.
Decapolis and the River Jordan are near the bottom of the square.
This city is placed among those of the Decapolis, in Matthew, vii.
Their common origin, civilization, and interests bound them closely together, and they were known as the Decapolis.
Scythopolis was the only one of the cities of the Decapolis west of the Jordan.
These cities of the Decapolis appear to have been built on a similar plan.
It is not to be confounded with the Philadelphia of the Decapolis in Palestine.
It is doubtful whether John's work extended so far north as the Decapolis.
Cities of the Decapolis, however, lay within the limits of Perea, and introduced Greek life and ideas to the people.
ten cities=deka, ten, and polis, a city, a district on the east and south-east of the Sea of Galilee containing "ten cities," which were chiefly inhabited by Greeks. It included a portion of Bashan and Gilead, and is mentioned three times in the New Testament (Matt. 4:25; Mark 5:20; 7:31). These cities were Scythopolis, i.e., "city of the Scythians", (ancient Bethshean, the only one of the ten cities on the west of Jordan), Hippos, Gadara, Pella (to which the Christians fled just before the destruction of Jerusalem), Philadelphia (ancient Rabbath-ammon), Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Raphana, and Damascus. When the Romans conquered Syria (B.C. 65) they rebuilt, and endowed with certain privileges, these "ten cities," and the province connected with them they called "Decapolis."