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Abila of the Decapolis.

Gottlieb Schumacher

Abila of the Decapolis.

by Gottlieb Schumacher

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Published by The Society"s Office in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abila (Extinct city)

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPalestine Exploration Fund. [Publications]
    ContributionsLe Strange, G. 1854-1933.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination51 p.
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19663304M

    An inscription of CE found in the region of Palmyra in Syria mentions “the good-messenger-Abila of the Decapolis.” Somewhat surprisingly, only one other inscription mentioning the Decapolis is known, despite the fact that hundreds of inscriptions have been found in its various cities. Founded in , the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS) is built around researching the Bible’s geographical setting—the modern Middle East—with an evangelical perspective. Many members of NEAS are involved in archaeological research to provide better understanding of the Bible and the general history of the ancient Near East. The Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (NEASB.

    Abila - Tomb Q-1 Iconic Roman image of a woman/muse holding a diptych and stylus on the wall of tomb Q The lower half of the image has been lost/damaged since The wall paintings are dated by the Barbet () to the second and third century AD. Abila's rich history dating from the Chalcolithic period all the way into the later Islamic periods makes it a site with enough history to interest almost anyone. Abila is most well known as one of the cities of the Hellenistic league known as the Decapolis, and then as the home of five prominent churches during the Byzantine period.

    Abila of the Decapolis: A Roman-Byzantine City in Transjordan. (Dissertation, Washington University, ). (Dissertation, Washington University, ). Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan, Vols. 4 and 5 (Amman: The Department of Antiquities, , ). - The Decapolis is mentioned by name only three times in the New Testament. In addition to these three instances, on at least two other occasions, Jesus visited specific locations in the largely pagan league of cities to the east of the Sea of Galilee. While there is evidence of Jewish communities in these cities (most had synagogues, although these were constructed long after Jesus' time), it.


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Title: Abila of the Decapolis Palestine Exploration Fund. Publications Volume 21 of Palestine Exploration Fund: Quarterly statement Palestine exploration fund.

City of an Ancient League. Located among the Abila of the Decapolis. book fields of northwest Jordan, the ancient city of Abila was once part of the Decapolis—an informal league of cities located in Jordan, southern Syria, and northeast Israel. Abila was occupied from the Early Bronze periods down into the 10thth centuries CE, and was located on a strategic trade route from Nabataea to Damascus.

Abila of the Decapolis Decem Aug Rita Tapia Oregui On a glorious spring day, like those one only gets to taste in Jordan, we decided to go on a trip to the province abutting ours motivated by the joie de vivre floating in the air.

The Decapolis The Decapolis (meaning ten cities in Greek) was a ten-city Greco-Roman federation, or league, occupying all of Bashan and Gilead in northeastern Palestine and is mentioned three times in the New Testament.

The territory was contiguous except for Damascus which some believe to have been an honorary member. By W. Harold Mare, Ph.D. Director, Abila Excavations Professor, Covenant Theological Seminary St. Louis, Missouri March Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis (Mark ).

Abila and Kanata (a town apparently distinguished from Kanatha) are the most important additions. Each of the Decapolis cities controlled surrounding territory and perhaps separated enclaves of land. This prob. accounts for the confusion between the various readings “Gadarenes,” “Gerasenes,” or “Gergasenes’ in various texts of.

The city of Abila is mentioned on an inscription ("C. G." No. ) as being included in the Decapolis. The population of the Decapolis was chiefly pagan. Scythopolis was attacked by the Maccabeans (II Macc.

xii. 29), but most of the cities of the Decapolis were not subjugated until the reign of Hyrcanus. Abila ( Ἄβιλα, myös Ἄβιλα Δεκαπολεος, Abila Dekapoleos, ”Dekapoliin Abila”), myös Seleukeia ( Σελεύκεια, lat.

Seleucia), oli antiikin aikainen kaupunki Palestiinassa nykyisen Jordanian alueella. Se oli yksi Dekapoliin kaupungeista. Nykyisin kaupungin paikka tunnetaan nimellä Quwaylibah/Q(u)weilbeh (arab. Koordinaatit: 32°40′52″N, 35°52′11″E. This book is a revision of a Doctoral dissertation and it examines the history and archaeology of Abila of the Decapolis which is located in Northern Jordan.

The author worked for several years excavating at the ancient by: 5. This book took Abila of the Decapolis as a case study and seeks to understand how the Decapolis, including Abila, fit a tourist trail plan with a concern about the other alternatives available in Author: Clarence Menninga.

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The Decapolis (deka for “ten” and polis for “cities” in Greek) is only mentioned three times in the New Testament, but this league of 10 Greco-Roman cities had a lasting impact in Israel. After Alexander the Great’s death in B.C., his four generals carved his empire into four kingdoms, two of which shared a contested border with.

Decapolis. ten cities=deka, ten, and polis, a city, a district on the east and south-east of the Sea of Galilee containing "ten cities," which were chiefly inhabited by Greeks.

It included a portion of Bashan and Gilead, and is mentioned three times in the New Testament (Matthew ; Mark ; ). These cities were Scythopolis, i.e. DECAPOLIS. de-kap'-o-lis (Dekapolis): The name given to the region occupied by a league of "ten cities" (Matthew Mark ; Mark ), which Eusebius defines (in Onomastica) as "lying in the Peraea, round Hippos, Pella and Gadara."Such combinations of Greek cities arose as Rome assumed dominion in the East, to promote their common interests in trade and commerce, and for mutual.

Ptolemy (Geography v, 14, 18) lists different cities, omitting Raphana and adding Abila, Lycianae, and Capitolias. Stephan of Byzantium (Gerasa) mentions 14 cities rather than the original Click on the Map. Decapolis in Bible Cities More about Ancient Decapolis. Israel in the First Century More About Ancient Decapolis.

Dekapolis (grčki: deka, deset; polis, grad, latinski: Decapolis) bio je zajednički naziv za grupu gradova na istočnoj granici Rimskog Carstva u Judeji i predstavljali formalni savez niti političko-administrativnu jedinicu, ali su imali zajedničku kulturu, položaj i politički staus.

Mark also mentions the country of Gerasenes, which appears to be the area of the Decapolis city of Gerasa or Jerash (Mark ). An inscription from the time of Emperor Hadrian in about AD, found near Palmyra, mentions Abila of the Decapolis (Parker, “The Decapolis Reviewed”). Map of the Cities of the Decapolis The Decapolis was an alliance of ten cities, originally Palestinian.

All but one (Scythopolis) were on the east side of the Jordan. In New Testament times these cities were most definitely Greek in character and under the protection of Rome (Governor of Syria). The league of cities served to unite Roman possessions and to enhance commerce in the region.

In Jordan, the main Decapolis cities were Philadelphia (Amman), Gadara (Umm Qais), Gerasa (Jerash) and Pella (Taqabat Fil), and possibly Abila (Qweilbeh) and Capitolias (Beit Ras, near Irbid).

Decapolis is an ancient term used to describe a group of supposedly ten cities that co-existed during the Roman period.

Eight were located on the eastern side of the River Jordan, one was in northern Israel and one in Syria. Despite the term “Decapolis” (Greek: deka, ten; polis, city), the number of cities in this treaty is actually uncertain.

ABILA OF THE DECAPOLIS, JORDAN The American Expedition to Abila of the Decapolis began field work with a systematic survey of the site during Excavation and a regional survey program began during Intensive excavation seasons are held each even numbered year with odd numbered years used for study seasons and more limited testing.The Decapolis was probably never an official political or economic union; most likely it signified the collection of city-states that enjoyed special autonomy during early Roman rule.

The New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke mention that the Decapolis region was a location of the ministry of Jesus.