- a region in the NE part of ancient Palestine: confederacy of ten cities in the 1st century b.c.
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Seetzen identified it with Gadara, one of the minor towns of the Decapolis.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
This city is placed among those of the Decapolis, in Matthew, vii.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
It is not to be confounded with the Philadelphia of the Decapolis in Palestine.
These cities of the Decapolis appear to have been built on a similar plan.
Scythopolis was the only one of the cities of the Decapolis west of the Jordan.
- a league of ten cities, including Damascus, in the northeast of ancient Palestine: established in 63 bc by Pompey and governed by Rome