Caesarea Philippi

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Approaching Caesarea Philippi one finds the area swarming with pagan temples that became legendary for idolatry, where the cult of Pan/Satan thrives in a territory overflowing with pagan factions and exists like the ‘red-light’ district of the adjacent area. In general, the Jewish people kept away from the area due to its reputation. Subsequently, it is quite fascinating why approximately one week before Jesus Christ final journey to Jerusalem to undergo His crucifixion, Jesus takes His disciples to this pagan locality that would have taken 2 days walking (32 + miles). Due to the fact that this area exists as prominently pagan; conceivably, Jesus reasoning for traveling to such an adverse region weights heavily on His mind.
Pursuing this further, there are countless heroic episodes in the earthly life of Jesus; however, this particular story identifies Him traveling to this known area of Pan’s locality. As referenced by Eusebius at the beginning of this chapter, along with other demon/devils, Pan became a target that Jesus appears to directly go after. Although, Pan’s name never occurs in the New Testament, Caesarea Philippi does occur, and with the background of Pan in this vicinity, confers the strong possibility of Jesus’ intention. It looks by all appearances; Jesus’ is on a quest to confront
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Surrounding the entrance, pagan’s practice of rituals takes place among the shrines, and sanctuaries; manifestly, niches in the rocks to place statues of various gods and goddesses occur near the cliffs. Weird sounds echo in swirling winds surrounding this haunting region of Pan’s sizeable cult. A wooden statue of the goat god with an erect phallus stood among the rocky area. Each year, to attract the return of the devilish creature Pan, the pagans practice horrendous deeds; including sexual interaction with goats, along with their usual

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