MORE ANCIENT SOURCES
Hieronymus, Commentarium in Isaiam 17,3 (ca. 400 A.D.)
In the deserted cities of Aroer, which means "heath", the flocks of the church will enjoy life. We are dwelling in the towns abandoned by the Jews, and where the idolatry has been destroyed the Gospel is being built upon. This becomes reality in our times too, as we can see by ourselves: the Serapaeum in Alexandria and the temple of Marna in Gaza have been changed into churches of the Lord, and the cities of Aroer are readied for the evangelic flock.
Anonymus Placentinus, Itinerarium 33 (ca. 570 A.D.)
Gaza is a lovely and renowned city, with noble people distinguished by every kind of liberal accomplishment. They arewelcoming to strangers.
BYZANTINE ADMINISTRATIVE LISTS
Hierocles, Synecdemos, 721:1-11 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Palaestina Prima, 22 cities under a consularis: Cesarea, Dora, Antipatris, Diospolis, Azotos on the sea, Azotos inland, Eleuteropolis, Aelia which is also Jerusalem, Neapolis, [Livias], Sebaste, Anthedon, Diocletianopolis, Sycamazon, Ono, Sozousa, Ioppe, Gaza, Raphia, Ascalon, Gazaris, Betylion.
Georgius Cyprius, 997-1027 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Palaestina Prima, Aelia-Jerusalem, Caesarea, Dora, Antipatris, Diospolis wich is also Georgiopolis, Iamnia, Nicopolis, Ono, Sozousa, Ioppe, Ascalon, Gaza, Raphia, Anthedon, Diocletianopolis, Eleutheropolis, Neapolis, Sebaste, region of Amathous, region of Jericho, region of Livias, region of Gadara, Azotos Paralos, Azotos, Sycomazon, Bitylion, Tricomias, Toxos, Canstantiniac Salton, Geraritic Salton wich is also Barsamon.
Silvanus, saint (A.D. 307-310)
Asclepius (A.D. 325-343)
Quintianus, arian (A.D. 326-343)
Synekas (A.D. 348)
Irenius (A.D. 363, 392/3)
Aeneas (A.D. 394/5)
Porphyrius (A.D. 395-420)
Natiras / Netiras (A.D. 431)
Marinianus (A.D. 449)
Nateras (A.D. 451; 458)
Timotheus (A.D. 512)
Ambrellios / Cyrillus (A.D. 518)
Marcianus (A.D. 536)
Eusebius (VI cent. A.D.)
Aurelianus (A.D. 540)
Peter, jacobite (A.D. 680)
Samonas (A.D. 1056)
Sulaiman al-Ghazzi (XI cent. A.D.)