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The Gadarene, Gergesene, and/or Gerasene Demoniacs

It is far from clear that Mt. 8:28-34, Mk. 5:1-20, and Lk. 8:26-39 all refer to the same miracle, nor is it clear just where these events took place. The cities of Gadara and Gerasa are both quite far from Lake Tiberias, but the village of Khersa is near the shore, and seems a reasonable candidate. The individual Greek manuscripts give a number of variant spellings.


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