(an tih paht' rihss) Place name meaning, “in place of father.” City Herod the Great built to honor his father Antipater in 9 B.C. It was 40 miles from Jerusalem and 25 miles from Caesarea on the famous Via Maris, “way of the sea,” international highway. Roman soldiers taking Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea spent the night at Antipatris (Acts 23:31). It is located on the site of Old Testament Aphek. See Aphek.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ANTIPATRIS'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".