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Antipatris

Antipatris [N] [H]

a city built by Herod the Great, and called by this name in honour of his father, Antipater. It lay between Caesarea and Lydda, two miles inland, on the great Roman road from Caesarea to Jerusalem. To this place Paul was brought by night ( Acts 23:31 ) on his way to Caesarea, from which it was distant 28 miles. It is identified with the modern, Ras-el-Ain, where rise the springs of Aujeh, the largest springs in Palestine.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Antipatris". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Antipatris [N] [E]

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Antipatris'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Antipatris, or Antipatris

(for his father ), a town to which the soldiers conveyed St. Paul by night on their march. ( Acts 23:31 ) Its ancient name was Capharsaba; and Herod, when he rebuilt the city, changed it to Antipatris, in honor of his father, Antipater. The village Kefr-Sabba still retains the ancient name of Antipatris.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Antipatris, or Antipatris'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ANTIPATRIS

an-tip'-a-tris (Antipatris):

Is mentioned in Scripture only once, in connection with the descent of Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea (Acts 23:31). References will be found in Ant, XIII, xv 1; XVI, v, 2; BJ, I, xxi, 9. It was a town built by Herod the Great, and called after his father Antipater. It is probably identical with the modern Ras el-`Ain, "fountain head," a large mound with ruins at the source of Nahr el`Aujeh, in the plain to the Northeast of Jaffa. There are remains of a crusading castle which may be the Mirabel of those times.

W. Ewing


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ANTIPATRIS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.