One of the towns of the Decapolis. Jesus passed by with his little brother Simon when he first took him on Passover AD 17.  During his waiting period before beginning his preaching, Jesus passed through here on a trip to Jerusalem, accompanied by John Zebedee.  It is one of the towns visited during the first preaching tour on the Sea of Galilee, from June 23 to July 7, 26, which the twelve made alone. 
It is one of the towns visited during the first preaching tour of the Decapolis, from November to December 27, carried out by Jesus, his twelve apostles and the twelve apostles of John the Baptist.  After his return from Phoenicia on August 29 Jesus traveled to Jerusalem and passed through Gerasa. 
It is one of the towns visited during the second preaching tour of the Decapolis, from August to September 29, carried out by the twelve and a group of evangelists without the continuous presence of Jesus.  It is one of the towns visited in the mission of Perea, the last missionary effort of Jesus in the year 30.  There Jesus gave a memorable speech about “how many will be saved”.