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What is Caesarea Philippi?

Where and what is Caesarea Philippi?

Matthew 16:13

ESV - 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?

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Caesarea Philippi is NOT the sea coast, but a city about 25 miles north of Capernaum, originally called Paneas because of a temple erected there to Pan, god of flocks and all material substance.

Herod the Great rebuilt it and also built a temple dedicated to Caesar. Philip, tetrarch of Iturea (Lk. 3:1), enlarge it and named it Caesarea in honor of Tiberias Caesar, adding "Philippi" after himself to distinguish it from Caesarea on the sea coast. The ancient name was Dan (Gen. 14:14) or Laish (Judg. 18:7).

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