Caesarea (Ses´uh-ree´uh)

A seaport on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, sometimes called Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea was the capital of Roman government in Palestine, serving as the seat of the Roman governors of the province of Judea and headquarters for the Roman legions stationed in the province. According to Acts, Christianity was preached in Caesarea by Philip (Acts 8:40) and Peter (Acts 10:1-11:18 cf. Acts 15:7-9), the latter being responsible for the conversion of the Roman centurion Cornelius. The city’s harbor (called Limen Sebastos) was the port of arrival and departure for several of Paul’s journeys (Acts 9:30; Acts 18:22; Acts 21:8; Acts 27:1-2). Paul was brought to Caesarea in custody from Jerusalem (Acts 23:23-35) to stand trial before Felix, Festus, and Agrippa II (Acts 24-26).

Acts 8:40

40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 10:1-11:18

Peter and Cornelius
1In Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort, as it was called.2He was a devout man who feared God with a ... View more

Acts 15:7-9

7After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “My brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that I should be ... View more

Acts 9:30

30When the believers learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Acts 18:22

22When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.

Acts 21:8

8The next day we left and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the seven, and stayed with him.

Acts 27:1-2

Paul Sails for Rome
1When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, n ... View more

Acts 23:23-35

Paul Sent to Felix the Governor
23Then he summoned two of the centurions and said, “Get ready to leave by nine o'clock tonight for Caesarea with two hundred sol ... View more

Acts 24-26

Paul before Felix at Caesarea
1Five days later the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and an attorney, a certain Tertullus, and they reported their ... View more

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