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 (sē′zə-rē′ə, sĕs′ə-, sĕz′ə-)
1. also Caesarea Pal·e·sti·nae (păl′ĭ-stī′nē) An ancient seaport of Palestine south of present-day Haifa, Israel. It was founded (30 bc) by Herod the Great and later became the capital of Roman Judea. The city was destroyed by Muslims in 1265.
2. also Caesarea Phil·ip·pi (fĭl′ĭ-pī, fĭ-lĭp′ī) An ancient city of northern Palestine near Mount Hermon in present-day southwest Syria. It was built in the first century ad on the site of a center for the worship of Pan.
3. also Caesarea Maz·a·ca (măz′ə-kə) An ancient city of Cappadocia on the site of present-day Kayseri in central Turkey. The chief city of the region, it was destroyed by Persians in ad 260.


(Placename) an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great


(ˌsi zəˈri ə, ˌsɛs ə-, ˌsɛz ə-)

1. an ancient seaport in NW Israel: Roman capital of Palestine.
2. ancient name of Kayseri.
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Noun1.Caesarea - an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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It is rather the work of Eusebius of Caesarea and his interpretation of Origen which created the strongest theological foundations for iconoclasm.
My favorite scripture passage took on new meaning when, a couple of years ago, I was walking along the cliffs and caves of northern Israel in the area of Caesarea Philippi.
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The second chapter treats the evangelist Philip (Acts 8), and the third chapter treats the foundational events in Caesarea (Acts 10-12).
18) mentions seeing coloured portraits of Christ, Peter, and Paul at Caesarea.
Among specific topics are Eusebius of Caesarea and the concept of paganism, temples in late antique Gaul, the fate of the temples in late antique Egypt, religious intolerance and pagan statuary, religious rituals at springs in the late antique and early medieval world, and religious iconography in material culture from Sagalassos.
After hitting his 7-wood at Caesarea Golf Club's par-3 15th, and getting the approval from Shimshon Levy, his caddy and "eyes" on the course, Sharon climbed into his golf cart and the two headed for the green, some 173 yards away.
Matthew's presentation of the transfiguration (17:1-8) comes six days after Jesus' first prophecy of his passion, death, and resurrection and is located on a high but unnamed mountain, variously proposed as Mount Tabor (in Galilee) and Mount Hermon (near Caesarea Philippi; see 16:13).
This papal prerogative goes back to Peter's confession of faith at Caesarea Philippi--"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God"--and Jesus's consequent promise to Peter--"You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.
It probably wouldn't have gone anywhere if the men downstairs weren't telling the same kind of wacky story and if Peter and his companions from Joppa hadn't had a compelling experience of the Holy Spirit with Cornelius in Caesarea.
Former president Ezer Weizman, who played a key role in establishing the Israel Air Force and in forging peace with Egypt, died Sunday evening at his home in Caesarea, at the age of 80.