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[see-zuh-ree-uh, ses-uh-, sez-uh-] /ˌsi zəˈri ə, ˌsɛs ə-, ˌsɛz ə-/
an ancient seaport in NW Israel: Roman capital of Palestine.
ancient name of Kayseri. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They would then be looking down upon the camp of Vespasian, at Caesarea.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • It was the last relic of the old port of Caesarea, famous since the time of Augustus.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • Florus withdrew with all his troops, except one cohort, to Caesarea.

  • And Peter went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and tarried there.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • "If we go to Caesarea Philippi, we will," answered the Zealot.

    Men Called Him Master Elwyn Allen Smith
  • The trip from Caesarea Philippi had been tiring, and he longed to be alone.

    Men Called Him Master Elwyn Allen Smith
  • Moawiya himself was not present, as he was conducting an attack (the result of which we do not know) on Caesarea in Cappadocia.

  • On account of the plot to kill him which was discovered by Paul's nephew he was sent away under heavy guard to Caesarea.

    The Bible Period by Period

    Josiah Blake Tidwell
  • And when the brethren knew it they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • After a few days' stop at Tyre, the ship went on to Caesarea, stopping at Ptolemais.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
British Dictionary definitions for Caesarea


an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Caesarea

Latin city name derived from Caesar, applied in honor of the emperors to some new and existing cities in the Roman Empire, including modern Kayseri, Turkey; Shaizar, Syria, and Cherchell, Algeria (representing a French spelling of an Arabic name based on a Berber garbling of the Latin word).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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