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
while Philip found himself at Ashdod and went on telling the good news in all the towns all the way to Caesarea.
Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they came before him in a body, and after winning over Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they asked for a reconciliation, because their country depended upon the king's dominions for its food supply. So a day was fixed and on it Herod, dressed in his robes of state, took his seat on his throne in the theater, and made them an address, read more. and the people shouted in applause, "It is a god's voice, not a man's!" But the angel of the Lord struck him down immediately, because he did not give the honor to God; and he was eaten by worms and died.
When he reached Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and paid his respects to the church, and then went on to Antioch.
Some of the religious authorities also, who were friends of his, sent to him and begged him not to venture into the theater.
The next day we left there and went on to Caesarea, where we went to the house of Philip the missionary, who was one of the Seven, and stayed with him. He had four unmarried daughters who had the gift of prophecy. read more. We spent a number of days there, and in the course of them a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. He came to see us and took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands with it, and said, "This is what the holy Spirit says: 'The Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt like this, and will hand him over to the heathen!' " When we heard this, we and the people there all begged him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound at Jerusalem but to die there for the sake of the Lord Jesus." So as he would not yield, we gave up urging him, and said, "The Lord's will be done!"