Gerasa

Gerasa (Gair´uh-suh; modern Jerash)

One of the three greatest cities of Roman Arabia, identified in some manuscripts of Luke’s Gospel as the site of Jesus healing a demoniac (Luke 8:26). It is thirty-three miles southeast of the Sea of Galilee in the mountains of Gilead.

Luke 8:26

Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac
26Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.

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