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Gad´uh-ruh; inhabitants: Gadarenes [gad´uh-reenz]

Tthe site (modern Umm Qeis) of Jesus’s healing a demoniac (Mark 5:1-10); one of the hellenized cities of the Decapolis in which Jesus is reported to have ministered (Matt 4:23-25; Mark 7:31). It lies about six miles southeast of the Sea of Galilee.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.