People's Commentary (NT)
Mark 5:1 Healing the Afflicted SUMMARY OF MARK 5: In the Country of the Gadarenes. The Fierce Demoniac. The Demons and the Swine. The Gadarenes Do Not Wish Jesus. The Preacher in Decapolis. Jesus Again in Capernaum. The Daughter of Jairus. The Woman with the Issue of Blood. Healed by Faith. The Dead Damsel Made Alive. They came over unto the other side. After the storm. Into the country of the Gadarenes. Matthew in the parallel account says "Gergesenes" (Matthew 8:28). The explanation is easy. Gerasa, a town whose modern name is Gersa, stood on the southeast shore of the sea, while Gadara, the chief city of the district, was south about seven or eight miles. As the capital of the district, "the country of the Gadarenes" embraced Gerasa and its vicinity.
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