Photos of the Region of Caesarea Phillipi

 

Yellow circle indicates ruins of city center.

Yellow line indicates the location the northern edge of the city.

View of Mt. Hermon from the western ridge of the upper Jordan Valley

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Jesus was reported to have gone north from the area of Lake Tiberias after feeding the 4,000. The road north was through the upper Jordan Valley towards one of the sources of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi (Panias). Caesarea Philippi was the capitol city of Phillip, brother of Herod, who stole Phillip's wife.  In the area of the villages near Caesarea Philippi Jesus preached. Caesarea Philippi was near the base of Mt. Hermon. By some theories Jesus ascended Mt. Hermon and his clothes appeared to shine whiter than any bleach could make them. After coming down from the mountain Jesus was met by a man with a son suffering a disorder similar to epilepsy.  Jesus healed the boy and then foretold the end of his life.