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(Pehel): Khirbet. Fahil. Pella was the Canaanite Pehel, mentioned in early Egyptian inscriptions and the Amarna records. Pella was rebuilt by the Greeks under the Greek name Pella. It was one of the two oldest Greek settlements in eastern Palestine over the Jordan along with Dion. The Macedonian name suggests that this city was probably founded by Alexander's own soldiers. Josephus mentions that Pella was one the cities freed by Pompey which was also indicated on various coins. It was a city of Decapolis and after A.D. 70 became a center of the Christian community and refugees from Judea.
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Map of New Testament Israel (Click to Enlarge)
Israel in the First Century
Map of Israel (First Century AD)