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Perea (Holy Land)

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Perea (Holy Land)

Perea ("the country beyond" in Galilee. It is a very green area.

Perea is the area inhabited by the Israelite Tribes Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Menasseh. New Testament commentators speak of Christ's Perean ministry. It began with his departure from Galilee (Matt 19:1, Mark 10:1) and ended with the anointing by Mary in Bethany (Matt 26).

Other Sites Named Perea

The Christian Armenians who were deported from Armenia and forcibly settled in the New Julfa/Isfahan region of Iran named a major village Perea in honor of the important significance of Perea,Israel as the resting place of John the Baptist.

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External links

  • Perea entry in historical sourcebook by Mahlon H. Smith

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