Antipatris (An-tip´uh-tris)

A town on the coastal plain along the principal international highway of Palestine, the Via Maris. The site has been identified with OT Aphek (Josh 12:18; 1Sam 4:1; 1Sam 29:1), where the Philistines were encamped when they captured the Ark of the Covenant. Here Paul stayed overnight during his trip from Jerusalem to Caesarea to stand trial before Felix (Acts 23:31).

Josh 12:18

18the king of Aphek

the king of Lasharon

1Sam 4:1

1And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.
The Ark of God Captured
In those days the Philistines mustered for war against Israel, and Israel went out to battle ... View more

1Sam 29:1

The Philistines Reject David
1Now the Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, while the Israelites were encamped by the fountain that is in Jezreel.

Acts 23:31

31So the soldiers, according to their instructions, took Paul and brought him during the night to Antipatris.

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