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3 Facts About Abila

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Abila, distinguished as Abila in the Decapolis and also known for a time as Seleucia, was an ancient city in the Decapolis; the site, now referred to as Quwaylibah is occupied by two tells and the village of Hartha, approximately 13 km north-northeast of Irbid, Jordan.

Jordan, officially The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

The Decapolis was a group of ten cities on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire in the southeastern Levant.

Irbid, known in ancient times as Arabella or Arbela, is the capital and largest city of the Irbid Governorate.

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The site is 25 km east of the Sea of Galilee and 4 km south of the Yarmouk River.

The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias, is a large freshwater lake in Israel.

The Yarmuk River, sometimes spelled Yarmouk, is the largest tributary of the Jordan River.

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The name "Abila" is derived from the Semitic word Abel.

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