Perea (Holy Land)


Perea (Holy Land)

Perea ("the country beyond"), a portion of the kingdom of Herod the Great occupying the eastern side of the Jordan River valley, from about one third the way down from the Sea of Galilee to about one third the way down the eastern shore of the Dead Sea; it did not extend too far inland. Traditionally its limits have been considered to be the eastern bank of the Jordan River between the rivers Arnon (Wadi Mujib) and Hieromax (Yarmouk River). [http://www.ancientlibrary.com/gazetteer/0269.html] Herod the Great's kingdom was divided by the Romans into a tetrarchy, of which Herod Antipas received both Perea and Galilee.

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* [http://virtualreligion.net/iho/perea.hetml Perea] entry in historical sourcebook by Mahlon H. Smith


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