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Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea Philippi a city in ancient Palestine, on the site of the present-day village of Baniyas in the Golan Heights. It was the site of a Hellenistic shrine to the god Pan and then of a temple built towards the end of the 1st century bc by Herod the Great and named in honour of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar.

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Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea Philippi (sĕsərē´ə fĬlĬp´ī), city, N ancient Palestine, at the foot of Mt. Hermon. It was built by Philip the Tetrarch in the 1st cent. AD Its site (Paneas) had long been a center for the worship of Pan. Jesus was in the vicinity (Mat. 16.13), but there is no proof that he entered the city. The modern name is Baniyas.

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