Antipatris (ăntĭpˈətrĭs) [key], city of Roman Palestine, founded by Herod the Great and named after his father. It was c.10 mi (16.1 km) NE of Joppa, on the north-south road. According to the Acts of the Apostles, Paul was taken there on the way to Caesarea.

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