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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Cae·sa·rea /ˌsizəˈriə; ˌsɛsə, ˌsɛzə-/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important
          Roman city in ancient Palestine

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Palestinae), a city on the shore of the Mediterranean, on the
    great road from Tyre to Egypt, about 70 miles northwest of
    Jerusalem, at the northern extremity of the plain of Sharon. It
    was built by Herod the Great (B.C. 10), who named it after
    Caesar Augustus, hence called Caesarea Sebaste (Gr. Sebastos =
    "Augustus"), on the site of an old town called "Strato's Tower."
    It was the capital of the Roman province of Judaea, the seat of
    the governors or procurators, and the headquarters of the Roman
    troops. It was the great Gentile city of Palestine, with a
    spacious artificial harbour. It was adorned with many buildings
    of great splendour, after the manner of the Roman cities of the
    West. Here Cornelius the centurion was converted through the
    instrumentality of Peter (Acts 10:1, 24), and thus for the first
    time the door of faith was opened to the Gentiles. Philip the
    evangelist resided here with his four daughters (21:8). From
    this place Saul sailed for his native Tarsus when forced to flee
    from Jerusalem (9:30), and here he landed when returning from
    his second missionary journey (18:22). He remained as a prisoner
    here for two years before his voyage to Rome (Acts 24:27; 25:1,
    4, 6, 13). Here on a "set day," when games were celebrated in
    the theatre in honour of the emperor Claudius, Herod Agrippa I.
    appeared among the people in great pomp, and in the midst of the
    idolatrous homage paid to him was suddenly smitten by an angel,
    and carried out a dying man. He was "eaten of worms" (12:19-23),
    thus perishing by the same loathsome disease as his granfather,
    Herod the Great. It still retains its ancient name Kaiseriyeh,
    but is now desolate. "The present inhabitants of the ruins are
    snakes, scorpions, lizards, wild boars, and jackals." It is
    described as the most desolate city of all Palestine.