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Antipatris

also known as: Tel Afek

Greek: Αντιπατρίς

This city was built by Herod the Great, and named in honor 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, 28 miles away.

It is identified with the modern, Ras al-Ayn (Ras-el-Ain) which have the largest springs in Israel, Aujeh.

Article Version: September 2, 2017

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