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Straight Street (Latin: Via Recta, Arabic: الشارع المستقيم Al-Shāri‘ al-Mustaqīm), known as the street called Straight (Greek: τήν ῥύμην τήν καλουμένην εὐθείαν) in the New Testament, is the old decumanus maximus, the main Roman road, of Damascus, Syria. It runs from east to west through the old city. Paul the Apostle famously stayed in a house on Straight Street according to the Acts of the Apostles (9:11).
According to the King James Version of the English bible:
- "And the Lord said unto him (i.e. Ananias), Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth". 
During the Greek period in Damascus, the city was re-designed by Hippodamus, who gave the city a grid structure. The longest of these streets, 1,500 metres in length across the city, was called Straight Street.
- Biblehub.com Retrieved August 2015
- Jones, Clifford M., New Testament Illustrations, p.13 Retrieved August 2015
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