- Built on the coast by Herod the Great in honour of Caesar Augustus; it became the official residence of Roman prefects. Its inhabitants were both Jews and Gentiles, and the Christian way was brought there by Philip (Acts 8:40; 21:8). Peter became aware of the equality of Jews and Gentiles in the Church by being summoned to Caesarea by Cornelius, a centurion and a Gentile God-fearer. Paul was taken to Caesarea for trial (Acts 23:23).
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