Search
 

 More From Region

 

Banias

Banias is the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus demanded to know of His disciples who people were saying He was

On this Page:

Banias spring and ruins of Roman shrine

Banias, as well as being a place of great natural beauty, is the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus demanded to know of His disciples who people were saying He was. The story has added poignancy because of the location: Caesarea Philippi was the local center of the Cult of Pan (hence Panias/Banias) and, as being close to the source of the Jordan, had the river gushing out of a cave that led people to declare it was the river Styx, the gateway to the underworld.

 

 

From the Scriptures

Banias

Mark Chapter 8:

27 And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he charged them to tell no one about him.

The Revised Standard Version, (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.) 1973, 1977.
 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
The winery was established in 1999 and it produces approximately 1,000,000 bottles annu...
The winery was established in 2004 and it produces approximately 1,200 bottles annually...
The winery was established in 1882 and it produces approximately 15 million bottles ann...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Ideally located in the center of the city, facing Nahariya's famous beach promenade an...
. The Colony Hotel Haifa is situated in the German Colony, the restored historic cente...
Akkotel is a boutique hotel located in an old building which is part of the walls of th...
​Luxury compound containing two luxury suites with all the amenities. Large pool area h...
Christian Sites