the inhabitants of Gadara, in Revised Version "Gerasenes" (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26, 37). In Matt. 8:28 they are called Gergesenes, Revised Version "Gadarenes."
The Authorized Version reads to the country of the gadarenes.
There was one man in the country of the gadarenes "which had devils a long time."
In gratitude to the Romans for the dissolution of a hated union, the gadarenes adopted the Pompeian era of their coinage.
Consider the man possessed by a demon in the country of the gadarenes.
In gratitude to the Romans for the dissolution of a hated union, the gadarenes adopted the Pompeian era on their coinage.
And it was to be like the madman in the tombs in the land of the gadarenes!
Hence the title of "country of the gadarenes" applied to the locality of the porcine catastrophe becomes easily intelligible.
Mr. Gladstone takes up his new position in the country of the gadarenes.
It would clearly be irreverent to mention a nowadays-devil, close at hand, in the same breath as the remoter gadarenes.
He thought the gadarenes had no business to interfere and meddle with his property; for he had possession of the man.