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Neapolis

Meaning: new city

This was the name of 2 biblical cities.

  1. Neapolis of Samaria

    It was given this name by the Emperor Vespasian. Previously, it was known as Shechem. Today, it is Nablus.

    Site of ancient Neapolis of Samaria, now modern Nablus, Israel (West Bank)—satellite view
  2. Neapolis of Thrace, a seaport

    Here, the Apostle Paul first landed in Europe (Acts 16:11).

    It was the seaport of the city of Philippi, which was about 10 miles inland.

    From this port Paul embarked on his last journey to Jerusalem (Acts 20:6).

    Today, it is the modern Turco-Grecian city of Kavala (Kavalla).

    Site of Neapolis of Thrace, now modern Kavala—satellite view
Article Version: September 1, 2017