“They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town.”
— Luke 8:26-27
The old Decapolis city of Gadara (modern-day Umm Qais), with its sweeping panoramic view overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine.
A rare five-aisled basilica from the 4th Century was recently discovered and excavated. It had been built directly over a Roman-Byzantine tomb. Everything about this distinctive arrangement indicates it was designed and built to commemorate the spot where the Byzantine faithful believed that Jesus performed his miracle.