The Decapolis cities (10 cities known for their Hellenistic culture) are a pagan environment — Gentile territory.  Nine were east of the Sea of Galilee and Jordan River; only one – Scythopolis (Beit She’an)— was west of the Jordan River.   The nine were:  Hippos, Gadara, Raphana, Dion (or Dium), Pella, Gerasa, Philadelphia (modern Amman, Jordan), […]
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