In Bible versions:
for, or against the father
a city located in Palestine near the Mediterranean, about 20 kilometers ENE of Joppa
Antipatris = "for forefather"
1) a city situated between Joppa and Caesarea, in a very fertile
region, not far from the coast; rebuilt by Herod the Great and
named Antipatris in honour of his father Antipater
494 Antipatris an-tip-at-rece'
from the same as 493; Antipatris, a place in Palestine: KJV -- Antipatris.
see GREEK for 493
a city built by Herod the Great, and called by this name in honour of his father, Antipater. It lay between Caesarea and Lydda, two miles inland, on the great Roman road from Caesarea to Jerusalem. To this place Paul was brought by night (Acts 23:31) on his way to Caesarea, from which it was distant 28 miles. It is identified with the modern, Ras-el-Ain, where rise the springs of Aujeh, the largest springs in Palestine.
- an-tip'-a-tris (Antipatris): Is mentioned in Scripture only once, in connection with the descent of Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea (Acts 23:31
). References will be found in Ant, XIII, xv 1; XVI, v, 2; BJ, I, xxi, 9. It was a town built by Herod the Great, and called after his father Antipater. It is probably identical with the modern Ras el-`Ain, "fountain head," a large mound with ruins at the source of Nahr el`Aujeh, in the plain to the Northeast of Jaffa. There are remains of a crusading castle which may be the Mirabel of those times.
ANTIPATRIS, OR ANTIPATRIS [smith]
(for his father
), a town to which the soldiers conveyed St. Paul by night on their march. (Acts 23:31
) Its ancient name was Capharsaba; and Herod, when he rebuilt the city, changed it to Antipatris, in honor of his father, Antipater. The village Kefr-Sabba
still retains the ancient name of Antipatris.