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"WHILE PETER WAS STILL SPEAKING,

THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME DOWN ON ALL THE LISTENERS
ACTS 10: 44

 

Bible References for the Coast

 
On Mount Carmel we read the story of Elijah's contest with the 450 prophets of Baal.  When the rain fell, ending a three-year drought, Elijah "proved" that the God of Israel was not a local god, but king over the entire universe.

From Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast, the disciples and the Apostle Paul spread the Gospels around the gentile world.  Caesarea, the second largest city in Judea after Jerusalem, was where Peter baptized the first gentile -- Cornelius the Roman centurion.  Peter was summoned to Caesarea from Jaffa where he was residing in the House of Simon the Tanner with a seaside view. 

In Jaffa we retell the tale of Jonah who boarded a boat heading west to avoid the assignment of preaching in the east -- to the inhabitants of Nineveh, a wicked bunch.  Jaffa was an important port from the time of Jonah through the 20th century, with the vast majority of pilgrims making their first steps in the Holy Land on its soil.

Mount Carmel
Elijah challenged the 450 prophets of Baal    I Kings 18
Caesarea
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius Acts 10
On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes Acts 12:  20-23
Felix ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard Acts 24:  22-27
Agrippa:  "You almost persuade me to be a Christian" Acts 26:  24-32

Mosaic floor in the palace in Caesarea, perhaps from the time of Paul

Photo:  Gila Yudkin

By the palace at Caesarea, a mosaic floor, possibly from the time of Paul

Joppa    (Jaffa)
"Get up Peter, kill and eat" Acts 10:  9-23
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha Acts 9:   36-43
Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish Jonah 1:   1-17

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