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Caesarea Philippi


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An inland city on the River Jordan at the foot of Mount Hermon where Herod the Great built a temple to Caesar Augustus, who had given him the city. Formerly called Panion, the city was named after the emperor by Herod's son, Philip the tetrarch, who egotistically added ‘Philippi’—to avoid confusion with the city on the Mediterranean coast.

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