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a name derived from “Golan

one of the cities of refuge in the territory of Manasseh (Joshua 20:8; 21:27; Deuteronomy 4:43)

This was one of the provinces ruled by Herod Antipas. It lay to the east of the Sea of Galilee, and included among its towns Bethsaida-Julias (Mark 8:22) and Seleucia.