Gadara

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Gad·a·ra

 (găd′ər-ə)
An ancient city of the Middle East southeast of the Sea of Galilee. One of the Greek cities of the Decapolis, it is described in the Bible as the place where Jesus cast demons out of a man and into a herd of swine, which then threw themselves into the sea.

Gad′a·rene′ (găd′ə-rēn′, găd′ə-rēn′) adj. & n.
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Jesus and his disciples came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes. When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.
He travels through "villages of Caesarea Philippi" (Mk 8:27), "the region of Tyre" (Mk 7:24), "the land of the Gerasenes" (Mk 5:1), "the region of the Decapolis" (Mk 7:31).
The restoration of the man from Gerasenes also points to the community's failure and the community's need for healing.
In the encounter in the country of Gerasenes, Jesus acts with great power to defeat the demonic powers.
The "cyclical pathology" of the Gerasenes, the "repetitive, somewhat ritualistic character" (Scapegoat 168-69) of these events, is typical of the sacrificial system as such.
In Mark's gospel we get a picture of Jesus: stranger or guest to Satan's perverse host (1:12); estranged and staying outside the towns, where no one lived (1:45); a stranger to his family which rejects him (3:21); and refused hospitality by the Gerasenes who beg him to leave (5:17).
Jesus and his disciples came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes. 2When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.