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a city built by Herod the Great, and called by this name in honor 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, 28 miles away.
It is identified with the modern, Ras-el-Ain which have the largest springs in Palestine, Aujeh.