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A loose confederacy of ten cities in the ancient Middle East, settled by Greeks and controlled after 63 bc by Rome. Among the cities of the Decapolis, which lay mostly to the east of the Jordan River, were Damascus and Philadelphia (modern-day Amman).
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(Historical Terms) 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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(dɪˈkæp ə lɪs)

a region in the NE part of ancient Palestine: confederacy of ten cities in the 1st century B.C.
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The first one was with tour guide Alaa Akash, who took the Crown Prince on a tour of Umm Qais, which was known as Gadara, of the Roman Decapolis cities.
The Nabateans, who developed the stunning Acropolis of Petra, became a client state of Rome, which expanded its influence in Jordan by building the Decapolis of ten cities.
Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him.
Coming down from the north-west outside Galilee, Jesus and His group crossed over to the eastern side of the Jordan River into the region of the Hellenistic league of 10 cities, the Decapolis. It was a purely pagan territory, and what Jesus did in opening a deaf man's ears and also His lips tells us today vital truths about evangelization (Mark 7:31-37).
He pointed out that Tal al-Ashari dates back to the third millennium BC, and is no less important than the cities of Mary and Ebla as it is one of the cities of Decapolis, established by the Roman Emperor Pompey in 64 BC, which included ten important cities.
The Decapolis were cities of political, commercial, and military importance for the Roman Empire, which today stand as monuments of a distant past
Archaeologists discuss the findings from excavations in the famous Decapolis city of Gadara in northwestern Jordan in 1976-80, 1992, and 1997.
Interval International, an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:IILG), on Friday disclosed the affiliation of Mega Vacations Club in Panama, which includes over 1,500 units housed in the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis and the Radisson Decapolis Hotel, both in the exclusive Punta Paitilla area of Panama City.
"National Grammar day highlights the need of internet users to proactively protect published language online," says Earnest Decapolis.
The Gospels narrate Jesus' theological engagement with, for example, the "Samaritan Woman at the Well" (Jn 4), the "Syro-Phoenician woman" (Mk 7:24-30), and the Gentile cities of the Decapolis, but overall Jesus' prophetic message was aimed at the "lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Mt 15:24 NRSV, used throughout).
While in the hotel at Tiberius on the shore of Lake Galilee, preparing for our visit the next day to the site of the Sermon on the Mount, I turned back in my Bible to the verses immediately preceding the beginning of the sermon in Matthew 5.1 read, "Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him." As I looked out over the lake the whole geography of the verse was clear; the people had come from "there, over there and down there." One of my fellow travellers said on the pilgrimage that in the future he would read his Bible in 3D and in colour rather than in 2D and in black and white.