Definition of Caesarea

1. Noun. An ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine.

Generic synonyms: Harbor, Harbour, Haven, Seaport
Group relationships: Israel, Sion, State Of Israel, Yisrael, Zion

Definition of Caesarea

1. Proper noun. (historical) Name of numerous cities and locations in the Roman Empire, among them Caesarea Mazaca, capital of Cappadocia (modern Kayseri) and Caesarea Maritima, capital of province Palestine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caesarea

Caesalpinia decapetala
Caesalpinia echinata
Caesalpinia ferrea
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Caesalpinia sepiaria
Caesar's agaric
Caesar's mushroom
Caesar's mushrooms
Caesar cipher
Caesar salad
Caesar salads
Caesarea Mazaca
Caesarean section
Caesarean sections
Caffey's disease
Caffey's syndrome
Caffey-Kempe syndrome

Literary usage of Caesarea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries by Adolf von Harnack (1908)
"And as time went on, he gradually eclipsed his rival.1 Under Origen, caesarea became a second Alexandria in point of theological ..."

2. Journal of Theological Studies (1902)
"SYNOD AT caesarea IN PALESTINE IN 393. FROM Ambrose ep. ... 17, 395, reached caesarea. The destruction of 1 Unless Mone was mistaken as to the date of his ..."

3. A Handbook of Patrology by Joseph Tixeront (1920)
"EUSEBIUS OF caesarea 1 Eusebius was born c. 265, probably at caesarea, where he received his education and followed the lessons of the priest Dorotheus in ..."

4. The Church and the Roman Empire by Arthur Carr (1889)
"Both were natives of Cappadocia; the parents of Basil living at caesarea, then the capital of the province; those of Gregory at the little town of Nazianzus ..."

5. The Ancient Catholic Church: From the Accession of Trajan to the Fourth by Robert Rainy (1902)
"caesarea had become the seat of a notable library; so had Jerusalem, which was not far off ... caesarea had also been the home of Origen in his later years; ..."

6. Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1841)
"... of Jerusalem contended long with Acacius of caesarea for the supremacy ; though he was at last compelled to yield to the authority of the primate, ..."

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