Deir Ali

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Deir Ali
دير علي
Veelage
Deir Ali is located in Syria
Deir Ali
Deir Ali
Coordinates: 33°17′1″N 36°18′9″E / 33.28361°N 36.30250°E / 33.28361; 36.30250
Kintra  Sirie
Govrenorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
Destrict Markaz Rif Dimashq
Nahiyah Al-Kiswah
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Tot 4,368
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Deir Ali (Arabic: دير علي‎) is a sma toun in Rural Damascus. The Arab Gas Pipeline passes through the aurie, an it supplees gas tae a 250 million Euro ultramodren pouerstation, locatit in the toun; the pipeline junction at the pouerstation links the pouer grids o Egyp, Sirie, an Jordan[2]. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, Deir Ali haed a population o 4,368 in the 2004 census.[1]

The toun wis historically a veelage kent as lebaba, an contains the airchaeological remains o a Marcionite kirk. These remains includes an inscription dated to 318 AD, which is the auldest kent survivin inscribit reference, onywhare, tae Jesus:

The meetin-hoose o the Marcionists, in the veelage o Lebaba, o the Laird an Saviour Jesus the Good - Erectit bi the forethocht o Paul a presbyter, in the year 630 Seleucid era.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (Arabic)
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  3. Philippe Le Bas an William Henry Waddington, Greek Inscriptions grecques et latines recueillies en Grèce et en Asie Mineure (1870), volume 3, inscription 2558. Minor reference in Gerhard Kittel, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, unner Synagogue. Also obliquely referenced in the Catholic Encyclopedia article on Marcionites, using Le Bas and Waddington as a reference.