Ancient Caesarea Philippi - Map of New Testament Israel

CAES-A-RE`A PHIL-IP`PI, Called by Josephus, Panium, because the god Pan had a sanctuary there. A city at the foot of Mt. Hermon, whence the most eastern branch of the Jordan flows. It marks the northern limits of Christ`s pilgrimage on earth. Built by the tetrach Philip, and named after Tiberius Caesar and himself. Identified with Baal-gad of the Old Testament. Probably the scene of the transfiguration, Matt 16:13 ; Mark 8:27.