Jesus performed a miracle in the region of the Decapolis, which means Ten Cities, in which he miraculously healed a man who was deaf and had difficulty speaking, as explained in Mark 7:31-37.
During the time of Jesus' ministry about 2000 years ago, the Decapolis was a group of ten cities in an area overlapping Judea and Syria. The cities were grouped together because of proximity and because of the strong presence of Greek and Roman culture there.
With the exception of Damascus, which is in Syria, the other cities were in an area that now is part of modern-day Jordan.
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