Antipatris and surrounding area

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Acts 23:31 So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to 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

ANTIP'ATRIS, the site is probably at a place now called Kulat Ras el Ain, or Castle at head of the spring. It is 28 ms. n. w. of Jerusalem, has ruins, a fine spring and is on the ancient Roman road: 27 ms. a little w. of n. are the ruins of Cesarea, on the coast. Another site has been suggested at Kefr Saba, 4 ms. n. of the first mentioned place.
Strong's Greek
G494: Antipatris

Antipatris, a city between Joppa and Caesarea in Palestine

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