Luke has two sending narratives--the sending of the twelve in 9:1-6, very shortly before Caesarea Philippi
(9:18-22), and the sending of the seventy (10:1-16) after Caesarea Philippi
Immediately after the healing at Bethsaida comes the confession at Caesarea Philippi
, where Peter's words demonstrate that the disciples have not yet discerned Jesus' identity as the son of God.
Matthew 10, the second discourse, is set in the ministry of Jesus before the events of Caesarea Philippi
(16:13-28), following Mark (Mark 6:7-13).
This week, Jesus heads northeast to Caesarea Philippi
, named to honor Caesar and Herod's son Philip, was located in a Gentile region and the home of a pagan shrine.
Tzaferis' up-to-date survey of the pagan cults practiced at Caesarea Philippi
(Banias) in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
It is only in hindsight that this scene at Caesarea Philippi
becomes important as the church emerges from its early roots in Palestine to become Christendom.
World to Come broadcasts were filmed on the Mount of Olives, the site at which the Bible states the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur; East of Jerusalem overlooking the Temple Mount; Megiddo, the staging area for what is called the battle of Armageddon; at the Garden Tomb, where Jesus was interred and resurrected; the ancient city of Capernaum in the northern Galilee region, where Jesus conducted much of His early ministry; on the Mount of Beatitudes above the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus gave His well-known "Sermon on the Mount"; and in Caesarea Philippi
, below the headwaters of the Jordan River.
begins by showing how Mark (Peter at Caesarea Philippi
, Mk 8:27-33), John (Martha and Mary at Bethany, Jn 11:17-27), and Paul (hymn to Jesus, Phil 2:6-11) make clear the strong connection between Christology and discipleship, while Jesus' response to his interrogation by the disciples of John the Baptist, "Are you the one who is to come?
From here we made visits to Mount Tabor, Nazareth, Cana, Caesarea Philippi
,with an unforgettable day on and around the Sea of Galilee.
Peter confesses, "You are the Messiah" (Matthew 16:16) in Caesarea Philippi
, a fertile area critical to the Roman Empire's control of Palestine.
My favorite scripture passage took on new meaning when, a couple of years ago, I was walking along the cliffs and caves of northern Israel in the area of Caesarea Philippi