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  Caesarea Palaestina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caesarea Palaestina should not be confused with other cities named to flatter the Caesar, Caesarea Philippi, also in Israel, or Caesarea Mazaca in Anatolian Cappadocia.
After the revolt of Simon bar Kokhba, which ended with the destruction of Jerusalem, Caesarea became the center of Christianity in Palestine; however, there is no record of any bishop of Caesarea until the end of the 2nd century, when a council was held there to regulate the celebration of Easter.
Caesarea lay in ruins until its resettlement by the Ottomans as Kaisariyeh in 1884, after which the ruins were much damaged.
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 Caesarea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caesarea is the name of several Roman cities and towns, including:
Caesarea Antiochia, properly Antioch in Pisidia, near modern Yalvaç, Turkey
Caesarea Magna or Caesara, properly Saijar or Shaizar, in Syria
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 Caesarea - Crystalinks
Caesarea was an important port city on the Mediterranean coast of Palestine, 22 miles south of Mt Carmel.
Although it is assumed that Caesarea also served as the official residence of the Roman governor, documentary evidence is lacking prior to the administration of Pontius Pilate (CE 26-36).
Caesarea also witnessed the execution of many of the Jewish captives of the Second Jewish Revolt (CE 132-135) including Rabbi Akiva, one of the greatest religious leaders of Jewish history, who was executed along with all of his disciples.
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In the year 6 CE, Caesarea became the seat of the Roman procurators of Provincia Judaea and headquarters of the 10th Roman Legion.
Byzantine Caesarea was surrounded by a 2.5 km.
In 639, Caesarea was conquered by the Arabs and its importance, as well as its population, dwindled.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Archaeology/Caesarea.html   (1840 words)

 Israel: Caesarea
A small port city on the Mediterranean coast was rebuilt by King Herod, who renamed it Caesarea in honor of the Roman emperor.
In 6 A.D., Caesarea became the capital of the Roman province of Judea.
In early 12th century, Caesarea was conquerred by the Crusaders; later the city was captured by Mameluk sultan Baybars and destroyed.
www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il /~bazlov/israel/area_centre.html   (436 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Caesarea Palaestinae
The civil life of the new city began in 13 B.C., from which time Caesarea was the civil and military capital of Judaea, and as such was the official residence of the Roman procurators, e.g.
In the third century Origen took refuge at Caesarea, and wrote there many of his exegetic and theological works, among others the famous "Hexapla", the manuscript of which was for a long time preserved in the episcopal library of that city.
Among the more celebrated are Theotecnus, a disciple of Origen; the famous church historian Eusebius, a disciple of St. Pamphilus; Acacius, the leader of an Arian group; the historian Gelasius of Cyzicus; St. John the Khozibite in the sixth century; and Anastasius, a writer of the eleventh century.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03134b.htm   (787 words)

The Great Revolt of 66-70 CE started in Caesarea when the Jewish and Syrian communities began fighting over a pagan ceremony conducted on Shabbat near the entrance of a synagogue.
When the Romans finally quelled the revolt, and razed Jerusalem, Caesarea became the capital of Palestine, a status it maintained until the Roman Empire was Christianized by the Emperor Constantine in 325 CE.
Caesarea was also the site where the Romans tortured and executed Rabbi Akiva following the Bar Kochba revolt in 135 CE.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vie/Caesarea.html   (949 words)

Caesarea, Act_8:40; Act_9:30; Act_10:1; Act_10:24; Act_11:11; Act_12:19; Act_18:22; Act_21:8; Act_21:16; Act_23:23; Act_23:33; Act_25:1; Act_25:4; Act_25:6; Act_25:13, was situated on the coast of Palestine, on the line of the great road from Tyre to Egypt, and about halfway between Joppa and Dora.
Caesarea continued to be a city of some importance, even in the time of the Crusades, and the name still lingers on the site (Kaisariyeh), which is a complete desolation, many of the building-stones having been carried to other towns.
To Caesarea Peter was sent to minister to the Roman centurion Cornelius (Acts 10).
holycall.com /biblemaps/caesarea.htm   (1237 words)

 About Caesarea
Agrippa I was struck by fatal illness in the theater and died in the palace.
Governor in Caesarea was an official of equestrial ranct with the title prefect.
Caesarea begins to decline as Palestine is redivided with new capitals.
www.caesarea.landscape.cornell.edu /about.html   (761 words)

 Caesarea Maritima in Israel | Cornelius | Herod Agrippa | Philip
The city of Caesarea was one of the most important cities in Israel during the time of Christ and the first few centuries of the early church.
Caesarea Maritima means Caesarea by the sea -- it is a name given in modern times to separate this city from Caesarea Philippi.
Caesarea continued to be of commercial importance until after the Crusades -- it was from here that the Polos set out in the 13th century for their travels to the court of the Great Khan of the Mongols in far-off Peking (Beijing, China).
www.padfield.com /1996/caesmari.html   (1412 words)

 Caesarea, Archaeology in Israel
Caesarea included several theatres, swimming pools and baths, Herod's palace and an esplanade with huge statues at the end of the piers stretching into the sea.
This was necessary, because Caesarea did not possess a spring and did not have a river near.
A reminder of the Muslim period remains in the form of a little minaret tower next to the harbour, this is from the mosque of the Bosnian village (1878-1948).
www.jewishmag.com /25MAG/CESARIA/cesaria.htm   (1694 words)

 Caesarea - Walking in Their Sandals - location profile
Caesarea was located on the Mediterranean coast thirty-three miles north of Joppa and sixty miles northwest of Jerusalem.
Caesarea’s harbor was as large as that of Piraeus, Athens’ port.
Caesarea was the site of many conflicts between the Jewish and Gentile populations.
www.ancientsandals.com /overviews/caesarea.htm   (674 words)

 caesarea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A stone discovered in Caesarea bears the name of Pontius Pilate and shows that as governor of Judaea and Samaria, he resided there from A.D. 26 to 36 Pilate traveled to Jerusalem for Passover, where he condemned Jesus to be crucified.
Caesarea is the spot where Cornelius, a gentile soldier, was converted and baptized by Peter, as told in the Acts of the Apostles.
Caesarea is a great spot to stop, get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the solitude before you head into the bustling towns of Nazareth, Bethlehem or Jerusalem.
www.catholicherald.com /articles/00articles/caesarea.htm   (855 words)

 Bible Study - Caesarea Philippi
Caesarea Philippi was situated near the northern extremity of the land of Israel, about 4 miles / 6 kilometers east of Dan (see Dan to Beersheba), 150 miles / 240 kilometers north of Jerusalem, 50 miles / 80 kilometers southwest of Damascus, and 30 miles / 48 kilometers east of Tyre and The Mediterranean Sea.
Caesarea Philippi, earlier known as Paneas, was a center of pagan worship (see Images and Idols) from ancient times.
After the death of Alexander (see Alexander The Great In Prophecy), the city was the location of a major battle in 198 B.C. in which Antiochus the Great defeated the Egyptians and took control of the land of Israel for The Seleucids.
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000831.htm   (370 words)

 The 1995 Expedition to Caesarea Maritima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Caesarea by the Sea was a city built by Herod the Great in the first century before our era in honor of his patron, Caesar Augustus.
Although Caesarea declined somewhat in size and influence after the Moslem conquest, it continued to be an important center of trade in the Arab world for many centuries.
One of the most notable discoveries of that expedition was a line of large vaults south of the harbor area, one of which contained the remains of a Mithraeum, a place of worship of the god Mithras, whose cult was very popular with the Roman army.
www.wfu.edu /academics/religion/caesarea.html   (455 words)

 Israel 10 Day Tour  History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Caesarea, the Roman capital of Palestine, is an 8,000 acre site which is located 23 miles south of Mount Carmel on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Caesarea became the administrative capital of the Province of Judea, where the Roman procurators, or governors, resided.
Caesarea Philippi is where Jesus asked His disciples “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” and Peter made his confession that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God (Matt.16:13-16).
www.pilgrimtours.com /mideast/israel/israel_10_day_tour__history.htm   (12874 words)

 Caesarea Maritima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Peter was sent to baptize Cornelius, a centurion of the Roman garrison in Caesarea (Acts 10).
It was known more formally as Caesarea Maritima and Caesarea Palestine to distinguish it from other cities built in honor of Augustus which bore similar names.
The city's culture was, as a result, a mixture in which one segment of the population zealously clung to the worship of the one God while abhorring the presence of the numerous pagan idols required by the religious practices of the other segment.
www.bibarch.com /ArchaeologicalSites/Caesarea-Maritima.htm   (1482 words)

 city: caesarea maritima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Caesarea's strategic location placed it at the juncture of important trade routes.
Caesarea was built like a model Greco-Roman city and laid out on a grid.
When the Emperor Diocletian unleashed the Great Persecution (303-313 CE), Caesarea became the site for the death of a number of Christian martyrs, whose fates are described in the work of Eusebius, On the Martyrs of Palestine.
pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps/arch/caesarea.html   (388 words)

 St. Basil the Great of Caesarea - ReligionFacts
He also became a stranger to his bishop, Dianius of Caesarea, who had subscribed only to the Nicene form of agreement, and became reconciled to him only when the latter was about to die.
In 370 Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, died, and Basil was chosen to succeed him.
Caesarea was an important diocese, and its bishop was, ex officio, exarch of the great diocese of Pontus.
www.religionfacts.com /christianity/people/basil_caesarea.htm   (1279 words)

 Warehouses and Granaries in Caesarea Maritima
Caesarea was a maritime city with an elaborate harbor.
Noteworthy is the transverse arrangement of a dolia hall in a store building, whether on a wing of a courtyard horreum or as a wing of a corridor horreum, which facilitated movement and activities inside the hall between the dolia.
The region of Caesarea, the Sharon, was known as a land of grain and was praised as such as early the Eshmunezer inscription, dated to the late Persian or early Ptolemaic period
research.haifa.ac.il /~archlgy/patrichj/warehouse/warehouse.html   (3325 words)

 Bible Study - Caesarea
During the human lifetime of Jesus Christ, and well into the New Testament stage of Bible History, Caesarea was a major Roman political center in occupied Israel.
Peter first took the message of the Gospel to Gentiles at Caesarea, while in the house of Cornelius, the centurion in what was known as the "Italian Regiment" (Acts 10:1-48).
It was at Caesarea that Herod Agrippa I (see The Herods) was struck down by God for his idolatrous blasphemy (Acts 12:19-23)
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000224.htm   (431 words)

 Caesarea Maritima (BiblePlaces.com)
Combined Caesarea Expeditions The official website for the excavations at Caesarea, "combining excavations in the terrestrial remains of Caesarea with investigations of the site's ancient harbor." Beautiful photographs including aerial, candid, and underwater shots of the excavations.
Caesarea (Virtual Israel Experience) An extension of the Jewish Virtual Library, this user-friendly page gives a readable account of the history of the site, along with a summary of the important archaeological finds, and modern features of the area.
Caesarea (Unbound Bible) Briefly highlights the Acts 18 passage which mentions the city and the importance of the seaport in Roman times.
www.bibleplaces.com /caesarea.htm   (746 words)

 Master: Caesarea
Caesarea became the seat of the Roman governor of Judea in AD 6 and played an important part in early church history.
After the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, Caesarea became the most important city in Palestine; by the 6th century its population may have reached 100,000.
Caesarea is also mentioned as the capital of Syria in Tacitus' Histories II.78 (see Tacitus) and in Acts 23:23, 25:1-3.
cr.middlebury.edu /public/russian/Bulgakov/public_html/caesariamap.html   (314 words)

Councils were held at Caesarea in 314, 358, 371, etc. As for the Latin bishops, four are known in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries (Lequien, III, 1877).
Caesarea, under the Turkish name Kaisarieh, is to-day the chief town of a sanjak in the vilayet of Angora.
The ruins of the old city are still visible about a quarter of a mile to the west of the modern town at Eski Kaisarieh (Old Caesarea).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03133b.htm   (565 words)

Caesarea was designed as a model Roman city, complete with aqueducts, sewers, a forum, mosaic walkways covered with marble colonnades, a racetrack [hippodrome], an amphitheater (larger than the Coliseum in Rome) and a large temple dedicated to Augustus and Roma.
A stone with a dedication by Pontius Pilate found in the theatre provides physical evidence that it was the primary base of the Roman prefects.
CE Caesarea became a major center of Christian learning due to the theologian and biblical exegete Origen and the historian Eusebius.
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 Biograhpy Eusebius of Caesarea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Earlier Origen had labored in Caesarea from around 232 to 255 and his famed Hexapla (Bible with six comparative columns of text) was kept there.
This charge is belied by the fact that as the persecution closed Eusebius himself was elected bishop of Caesarea in 313 or 314.
In Caesarea he wrote three of his largest works—a refutation of paganism in fifteen books called Preparation, an examination of the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy in Christ in twenty books titled Demonstration of the Gospel, and his Chronicle of world history down to 303, which served as a prelude to the famed Ecclesiastical History.
www.tlogical.net /bioeusebius.htm   (646 words)

 Caesarea, Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Caesarea is an old Roman port city on the Mediterranean shore about a half-hour south of Haifa.
Pictured at the top of the page is the entrance to the citadel, dating from the Crusades; the smaller pictures are the citadel's moat, also a Crusader addition, and Caesarea's Roman theater, which is still used for plays and concerts today.
Caesarea was my first scuba-diving experience; I swam along, completely unaware that the divemaster was hanging onto me by the tanks, and wondered why I was having so much trouble steering.
www.midwinter.com /~koreth/israel/caesarea.html   (292 words)

 USD Excavation at Caesarea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meals are served at the dormitories and at Caesarea.
The Combined Caesarea Expeditions charges a non-refundable application fee of $50 and a dig fee of $375/week ($425/week for divers), which covers all expenses on site.
The Combined Caesarea Expeditions is sponsored principally by the University of Maryland at College Park and Haifa University Center for Maritime Studies.
www.usd.edu /~clehmann/caesarea.html   (429 words)

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