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City founded in ad 72 by the Roman emperor Vespasian; birthplace of Justin Martyr. Flavia Neapolis served as the seat of a church attested in the second century. The modern city is Nablus, in the northern West Bank.
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FLAVIA NEAPOLIS A town founded by Vespasian after the destruction of the Second Temple, on the site of a place named Maabartha, between Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal (Josephus, War iv, 449; Pliny, Nat. Hist. v, 69). From ad 72 until the middle of the 3rd century the city had an era of its own, by which
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