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Caesarea - Israel Tours

Built as part of Herod the Great’s mission to “Hellenize” the Holy Land during the 1st century BCE

Some of the best Israel Holy Land tours stop at archaeologically rich sites such as Caesarea, which was built as part of Herod the Great’s mission to “Hellenize” the Holy Land during the 1st century BCE. He built it in the style of a classic Greek city with a stadium and amphitheater. Herod was a bit of a revolutionary as well, creating an artificial harbor by piling concrete under the water-the first time this was every done in history. Caesarea was the capital of Palestine during Roman rule and it is the location where Peter converted Cornelius (a Roman centurion), where Paul stayed in prison prior to being taken away to Rome and where Bar Kochba revolt leaders were tried and put to death. Caesarea is also known for its archaeological sites such as the theater built by Herod, Byzantine Archive Buildings, Cardo Maximum, an amphitheater and much more.

Acts Chapter 10:1-8

1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms liberally to the people, and prayed constantly to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror, and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa, and bring one Simon who is called Peter; 6 he is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those that waited on him, 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Acts Chapter 23:23-35

23 Then he called two of the centurions and said, “At the third hour of the night get ready two hundred soldiers with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go as far as Caesarea. 24 Also provide mounts for Paul to ride, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.” 25 And he wrote a letter to this effect: 26 “Claudius Lysias to his Excellency the governor Felix, greeting. 27 This man was seized by the Jews, and was about to be killed by them, when I came upon them with the soldiers and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman citizen. 28 And desiring to know the charge on which they accused him, I brought him down to their council. 29 I found that he was accused about questions of their law, but charged with nothing deserving death or imprisonment. 30 And when it was disclosed to me that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, ordering his accusers also to state before you what they have against him.” 31 So the soldiers, according to their instructions, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 32 And on the morrow they returned to the barracks, leaving the horsemen to go on with him. 33 When they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they presented Paul also before him. 34 On reading the letter, he asked to what province he belonged. When he learned that he was from Cilicia 35 he said, “I will hear you when your accusers arrive.” And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod’s praetorium.

A view of the Caesarea Amphitheater and the Mediterranean Sea
  • A view of the Caesarea Amphitheater and the Mediterranean Sea
  • Caesarea and the Mediterranean Sea
  • Caesarea Amphitheater
  • Marble Statues in Caesarea

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