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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Caesarea
Caesarea (Καισάρεια, Kaisareia). Also known as Caesarea Maritima. A major city on the northern coast of Judaea, located on the Mediterranean Sea and named for Caesar Augustus. Built at the end of the first century bc by Herod the Great, it was the location of some events recorded in the book of Acts.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Caesarea (Place)
CAESAREA (PLACE) [Gk kaisareia (καισαρεια)]. A seaport located ca. 50 km N of Tel Aviv and ca. 45 km S of Haifa on the Mediterranean coast (M.R. 140212); also known as Caesarea Maritima or Caesarea Palestinae.A. Caesarea’s HistoryFor millennia before any permanent occuption occurred, the future site
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Caesarea
Caesarea. City named in honor of Augustus Caesar, built by Herod the Great from 22 to 10 bc. The 8,000-acre site lies 25 miles south of modern Haifa, in the beautiful plain of Sharon on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Known as Caesarea Maritima, it became the administrative center of the country throughout
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Caesarea
Caesarea ses-ə-rḕə [Gk. Kaisar (e)ia]. A city on the Palestinian coast about 23 mi (37 km) S of Mt. Carmel and about 65 mi (105 km) NW of Jerusalem. The ancient name in its Arabic form is still associated with the ruined site of Qeiṣâriyeh.Caesarea was originally a Phoenician fortification or city
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Caesarea
CAESAREA City named in honor of Augustus Caesar, built by Herod the Great from 22 to 10 bc. The 8,000-acre (3,240-hectare) site lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of modern Haifa, in the beautiful plain of Sharon on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Known as Caesarea Maritima, it became the administrative
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Caesarea
Caesarea (ses´uh-ree´uh), a seaport on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean between the ancient cities of Dor and Jaffa. It was often called Caesarea Maritima to distinguish it from Caesarea Philippi and other cities named in honor of the Roman emperor, but in the nt it is always called simply “Caesarea.”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Caesarea
CAESAREA. Two cities in the NT are so named.Crusader Walls and Moat at Caesarea. HFV1. Caesarea was the capital of Judea under the Roman procurators (e.g., Pilate). It had been rebuilt and renamed from Strato’s Tower to Caesarea Sebaste (in honor of Augustus) by Herod the Great. Located on the coast
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Caesarea
CAESAREA. This magnificent city, built by Herod the Great on the site of Strato’s Tower, stood on the Mediterranean shore 37 km S of Mt Carmel and about 100 km NW of Jerusalem. Named in honour of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus, it was the Roman metropolis of Judaea and the official residence both
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Caesarea
Caesarea (Gk. Kaisáreia)Caesarea Maritima (1399.2115), a major Greek and Roman port city on the Mediterranean ca.40 km. (25 mi.) N of Tel Aviv; known also as Caesarea Palestinae, “Caesarea of Palestine.” Herod the Great built it between 22 and 10/9 b.c.e., on the site of an earlier Phoenician and Greek
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Caesarea
Caesarea [sĕsˊə rēˊə] (Gk. Kaisareia). A city on the Palestinian coast, about 37 km. (23 mi.) south of Mt. Carmel, and about 105 km. (65 mi.) northwest of Jerusalem.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Caesarea
CAESAREA Named by its founder, Herod the Great, in honor of Caesar Augustus, the city was the capital of the Roman province of Judea for about 600 years. The name was preserved in its Arabic form as Qaisariyeh. To distinguish it from other cities of the same name and founded at the same time it was also
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Caesarea
CAESAREA The foremost seaport on the Mediterranean coast of Palestine, south of Mount Carmel and around 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Jerusalem. The city was also known as Caesarea Maritima or Caesarea Palestinae; the modern name is Kaisariyeh. Caesarea was founded by Herod the Great and constructed
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