Trachonitis (Trak´uh-ni´tis)

A Greek name in the NT for a 370-square-mile rocky, yet potentially fertile lava plateau located northeast of Palestine between Galilee and Damascus (referred to in the OT as the land of Bashan). Originally a part of Herod’s kingdom, it became the territory of Philip (Luke 3:1) and later was governed by Herod Agrippa I. Two NT cities in the region were Caesarea Philippi and Bethsaida.

Luke 3:1

The Proclamation of John the Baptist
1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of ... View more

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