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Caesarea Philippi (Place)
CAESAREA PHILIPPI (PLACE) [Gk Kaisareia hē Philippou (Καισαρεια ἡ Φιλιππου)]. A town (also called Caesarea Paneas, M.R. 215294) and district 40 km N of the Sea of Galilee along the Nahal Hermon (Wadi Banias), at the SW foot of Mt. Hermon, strategically located between Syria and Palestine. It was in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Caesarea Philippi. City at the northern extremity of Palestine, on the southern slopes of Mt Hermon near the ancient city of Dan. Caesarea Philippi lies in a beautiful area on one of the three sources of the Jordan River, the Wadi Banias.Caesarea Philippi.In the second century bc the place was called
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Caesarea Philippi filʹi-pī, fə-lipʹī [Gk. Kaisareia hē Philippou]. A city at the southwest base of Mt. Hermon on a rocky terrace 1150 ft (350 m) above sea level, on the main source of the Jordan River. The site was important for its strategic nature, since it guarded the fertile plain to the west.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CAESAREA PHILIPPI City at the northern extremity of Palestine, on the southern slopes of Mt Hermon near the ancient city of Dan. Caesarea Philippi lies in a beautiful area on one of the three sources of the Jordan River, the Wadi Banias.In the second century bc, the place was called Panion because the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Caesarea Philippi (ses´uh-ree´uh fil-ip´i, ses´ uh-ree´uh fil´i-pi), the location of Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Messiah, Jesus’s subsequent blessing of Peter, and Jesus’s first passion prediction. Caesarea Philippi was a frontier town located on the southern slope of Mount Hermon at one of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CAESAREA PHILIPPI. A beautiful locality at the foot of Mt Hermon, on the main source of the river Jordan, famed as the place of Peter’s confession (Mt. 16:13ff.). It may be the OT Baal-gad. Baal was the deity worshipped there in OT times; the Greeks later substituted their god Pan, and the town took
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Caesarea Philippi (Gk. Kaisáreia hē Philɩ́ppou)The capital and chief residence of the tetrarch Herod Philip. Located in northern Palestine on the lower range of Mt. Hermon, the site had several features that contributed to its development. At an elevation of 340 m. (1100 ft.) above sea level, it had
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Caesarea Philippi [sĕsˊə rēˊə fĭlˊə pī] (Gk. Kaisareia hē Philippou). A city on the southern slope of Mt. Hermon, near the source of the Nahr Bâniyâs, one of the three springs feeding the Jordan river. The Greeks dedicated the cave from which the water flows to the deity Pan, naming the city
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Paneas; Caesara Philippi
PANEAS; CAESARA PHILIPPI A city on the southern slope of the Hermon range, near one of the main sources of the River Jordan. The earliest mention of the city, under the name of Panion, is in Polybius, in his account of Antiochus III’s victory over the Ptolemies (xvi, 18:2; xxviii, 1:3). In the time of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
CAESAREA PHILIPPI A town, also called Paneas, on the northern frontier of Palestine at the base of Mount Hermon, near one of the sources of the Jordan River. Originally a small town and known for a time as Panion (or Paneas) after the temple of Pan, the city was largely rebuilt by Philip, tetrarch of
Dictionary of New Testament Background