Deir Ali

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Deir Ali

دير علي
Deir Ali is located in Syrie
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
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DestrictMarkaz Rif Dimashq
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total4,368
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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]

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  1. a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-09 at Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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.