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Caesarea Philippi

Ses´uh-ree´uh fil-ip´i, ses´uh-ree´uh fil´i-pi

A gentile frontier town located on the southern slope of Mt. Hermon at one of the sources of the Jordan River. The site was known in antiquity as a shrine of the Greek and Roman nature god, Pan. In or near the city of Caesarea Philippi was the scene of Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Christ (Matt 16:13-19; Mark 8:27-29).