Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesDecapolis, Ten Towns
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1 Identification

  1. Decapolis (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama of Pella, a city of the DecapolisDecapolis

Verses (3)

  1. Matt 4:25
  2. Mark 5:20, 7:31

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDecapolis (2007)Decapolis
OpenBible.infoae733a2 (Decapolis)
UBS Names Databasent ID_283


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  2. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  3. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974)
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  10. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  11. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  12. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  13. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  14. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  15. Wikipedia: Decapolis
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of Pella, a city of the Decapolis
Credit: IGEO map (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.