Synonyms for gadara or Related words with gadara
Examples of "gadara"
was once called the "city of philosophers". Among others,
was home to:
The diocese was nominally restored no later then the 15th century as Titular bishopric of Gadaræ in Latin of
in Curiate Italian, from 1925 renamed solely
was fought between the Judaean Hasmoneans and the Arab Nabataeans around 93 BC in
in modern-day Jordan.
A third city, Hippos, was similar in character to
and Gerasa, and it may fit the biblical account even better. It was located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, whereas Gerasa and
were several kilometers south-east of it. Hippos, Gerasa, and
were all counted in the Decapolis, an informal grouping of Greco-Roman cities in eastern Palestine.
rose to prominence, the tall temporarily stopped being the most important settlement in the region. At the end of the 7th century, however,
declined and the tall became the central settlement once again.
of Perea (identified as Tell Jadur near Al-Salt ) was the chief city or metropolis of Perea (not to be confused with
of the Decapolis−a Hellenistic city). Following the Roman conquest of Judea led by Pompey in 63 BCE, Aulus Gabinius, proconsul of Syria, split the former Hasmonean Kingdom into five districts of legal and religious councils known as Sanhedrin and based at Jerusalem, Jericho, Sepphoris (Galilee), Amathus (Perea) and
(Perea—Al-Salt or Decapolis—Umm Qais).
Tumut Shire was established in 1928 by the amalgamation of the Municipality of Tumut with the surrounding
The university was named after the historic city of
which is located about 20 km from the university campus.
Among the qanats built in the Roman Empire, the 94 km long
Aqueduct in northern Jordan was possibly the longest continuous qanat ever built. Partly following the course of an older Hellenistic aqueduct, excavation work arguably started after a visit by emperor Hadrian in 129-130 AD. The
Aqueduct was never quite finished and was put in service only in sections.
Since 2001 he has run the
Region Project. This project has focused on the interdisciplinary investigation of the Wadi al-'Arab south-west of
and the excavation of its most prominent site, Tall Zira'a. Since 2003, the more-than-5000-year-old fascinating history of Palestine has been excavated there.
() was a Greek rhetorician of the 1st century BC who founded a rhetorical school in
(present-day Um Qais, Jordan), where he taught future Roman emperor Tiberius the art of rhetoric. It was written of Tiberius that:
The story appears to be set close to the Sea of Galilee, but neither
nor Gerasa is nearby; both cities are southeast of the lake,
10km away or a three-hour walking distance, and Gerasa well over twice as far. Origen speculated that there had been a town called "Gergasa" on the shores of the Sea.
Aqueduct was a Roman aqueduct to supply water to the city of
, modern-day Jordan, and the longest known tunnel of antiquity. The pipeline was constructed in the qanat technology, that is as a series of well-like vertical shafts, which were connected underground from opposite sides by gently sloping tunnels. The longest section featured a length of . Partly following the course of an older Hellenistic aqueduct, excavation work arguably started after a visit of emperor Hadrian in 129–130 AD. The
Aqueduct was never quite finished, and was put in service only in sections. It was discovered and explored as late as 2004.
The Peutinger Table placed it between
and Adraha (Daraa), 16 miles from each, and the Antonine Itinerary put it at 36 miles from Neve.
Josephus relates that in AD 66 at the beginning of the Jewish revolt against the Romans the country around
was laid waste,:
Umm Qais or Qays (, "Mother of Qais") is a town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient
, also a former bishopric and present Latin catholic titular see.
Apollodorus () of Pergamon was a rhetorician of ancient Greece who was the author of a school of rhetoric called after him "Apollodoreios Hairesis" (Ἀπολλοδωρειος αἵρεσις), which was subsequently opposed by the school established by Theodorus of
( "Oinomaus ho Gadareus"; fl. 2nd century CE), was a Pagan Cynic philosopher. He is known principally for the long extracts of a work attacking oracles, which have been preserved among the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea.
Since 2001 the institute's research focuses on the exploration of the
region. The largest site in the area is the Tall Zira'a which comprises over 5000 years of settlement history.
Then he ambushed Alexander Jannaeus near
, just east of the Sea of Galilee. Using camel cavalry, he forced Jannaeus into a valley where he completed the ambush thereby getting revenge for the Nabateans' loss of Gaza.
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