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Decapolis

[dih-kap-uh-lis]
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noun
  1. a region in the NE part of ancient Palestine: confederacy of ten cities in the 1st century b.c.
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Examples from the Web for decapolis

Historical Examples

  • Seetzen identified it with Gadara, one of the minor towns of the Decapolis.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers

    Jules Verne

  • This city is placed among those of the Decapolis, in Matthew, vii.

  • It is not to be confounded with the Philadelphia of the Decapolis in Palestine.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • These cities of the Decapolis appear to have been built on a similar plan.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Scythopolis was the only one of the cities of the Decapolis west of the Jordan.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton


British Dictionary definitions for decapolis

Decapolis

noun
  1. a league of ten cities, including Damascus, in the northeast of ancient Palestine: established in 63 bc by Pompey and governed by Rome
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