A city rebuilt by Herod the Great on the site of Straton's Tower, on the coast of Palestine, between Joppa and Dora. Its special features were
Now Philip was found at Azotus; and, passing through, he was telling the glad tidings unto all the cities, until he came unto Caesarea.
Now he was bitterly hostile to them of Tyre and Zidon; but, with one accord, they came unto him, and, persuading Blastus, who was over the bed-chamber of the king, they were suing for peace; because their country was fed by the king's, And, on an appointed day, Herod, putting on royal apparel, and seating himself upon the tribunal, proceeded to deliver an oration unto them. read more. And, the populace, began to shout - A god's, voice, and not, a man's! And, instantly, there smote him, a messenger of the Lord, because he gave not the glory unto God; and, becoming worm-eaten, he expired.
and, putting in at Caesarea, going up and saluting the assembly, went down unto Antioch;
Moreover, certain of the Asiarchs also, being his friends, sending unto him, were beseeching him not to adventure himself into the theatre.
and, on the morrow departing, we came to Caesarea, and, entering into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was of the seven, we abode with him. Now - this man, had four virgin daughters, who used to prophesy. read more. And, as we stayed on many days, there came down a certain man from Judaea, a prophet, by name Agabus; and, coming unto us, and taking Paul's girdle, he bound his own feet and hands, and said - Thus, saith the Holy Spirit, the man whose this girdle is, shall the Jews thus bind in Jerusalem, and deliver up into the hands of Gentiles. And, when we heard these things, both, we, and they of the place began beseeching him, not to go up unto Jerusalem. Then, answered Paul - What are ye doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For, I, not only to be bound, but to die in Jerusalem, am ready, in behalf of the name of the Lord Jesus. And, as he was not to be persuaded, we ceased, saying - the Lord's, will be done!