American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of Palestine southeast of the Sea of Galilee. It was one of the Greek cities of the Decapolis.
“For example, there was unquestionably a place called Gadara on the eastern shore of the”
“The objects for which he strove were comparatively petty: possession of the cities of Ptolemais and Gaza and of certain east-Jordan cities, such as Gadara and Amathus.”
“Gadara," was minded to finish with Jotapata, a strong place about fourteen miles south-east of Ptolemais, into which Josephus, who at first had fled to Tiberias, eventually threw himself -- Vespasian arriving before Jotapata "the very next day.”
“Vespasian marched against "Gadara," which he calls the metropolis of”
“ I may call attention, in passing, to the fact that this authority, at any rate, has no sort of doubt of the fact that Jewish Law did not rule in Gadara (indeed, under the head of "Gadara," in the same work, it is expressly stated that the population of the place consisted "predominantly of heathens"), and that he scouts the notion that the Gadarene swineherds were”
“Go down a steep place in Gadara and drown yourselves.”
“Jesus told the demoniac from Gadara: “Go home and tell what great things God has done for you.””
“Many persons who would listen to a grave attack on the consistency, reasonableness, and elevation of the currently ascribed attributes of the Godhead, with something of the respect due to the profound solemnity of the subject, would turn with deaf and implacable resentment upon one who should make merry over the swine of Gadara.”
“The chapter on Hammat Gader, an ancient thermal resort linked to the city Gadara, is quite brief, but it is a site I was unfamiliar with, so its inclusion was welcome.”
“Reliefs for them were supplied from a garrison of sixty, in the station buildings of Hemme, where the hot springs of Gadara yet gushed out to the advantage of local sick.”
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