Let’s Explore Caesarea Philippi

We are just over 2 months away from our journey to Israel, and one of our stops will be Caesarea Philippi, an area rich in ancient history, not only of Peter proclaiming Jesus as the Christ, but also of pagan idolatry at a place called the Gates of Hell. We will see the places where …

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What Do You Know about Caesarea Maritima?

Caesarea by the Sea In Israel, there are two Caesareas. But before we discuss where the two are located, can you take a guess from where the name "Caesarea" may have come? If you believe it may have been named for Augustus Caesar, you are correct! Caesarea Philippi is located in the far north of …

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Welcome to the Holy City!

Entering Jerusalem (particularly for the first time) is a very memorable experience.  This explanation will be a far cry from the actual experience, but I hope it whets your appetite to go there and experience it for yourself!  If you have not done so already, please stop to read Romans 11, as today's post will …

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Northern Cities and Their Pagan History

Well gang, while we're up north, I'll show you a couple of places referenced in Scripture: Caesarea Philippi and Tel Dan. Not to be confused with Caesarea by the Sea (which we visited previously), Caesarea Philippi took its name in honor of the Roman emperor, Caesar.  However, Herod's son, Philip, was governor of the region …

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