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For information on the processor formerly codenamed Banias, please see Centrino
The city was built near the Banyas spring, one of the sources of the River Jordan.
In 20 BC, the region which included Banyas was annexed to the Kingdom of Herod the Great. In the year 2 BC, Herod Philip founded a pagan city and named it Caesarea Philippi (in honor of Augustus Caesar). It became the capital of his large kingdom which spread across the Golan and the Hauran. Contemporary sources refer to the city as Caesarea Panias; the New Testament as Caesarea Philippi. (Matt. 16:13)
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