Perea (Puh-ree´uh; from Gk., “beyond”)

Area east of the Jordan River, i.e., “beyond the Jordan” (Isa 9:1). The name occurs nowhere in the Bible except once in a few manuscripts of (Luke 6:17), but the biblical expressions “beyond the Jordan” and “across the Jordan” appear to be the equivalent of “Perea” in (Matt 4:15, Matt 4:25); Matt 19:1; Mark 3:8; Mark 10:1; John 1:28; John 3:26; and John 10:40).

Isa 9:1

The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebul ... View more

Luke 6:17

Jesus Teaches and Heals
17He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, ... View more

Matt 4:15

15“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—

Matt 4:25

25And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

Matt 19:1

Teaching about Divorce
1When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.

Mark 3:8

8hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon.

Mark 10:1

Teaching about Divorce
1He left that place and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan. And crowds again gathered around him; and, as was his custom, ... View more

John 1:28

28This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

John 3:26

26They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”

John 10:40

40He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there.

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