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Antipatris

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