The City of Joppa is the ancient port city where Jonah the Prophet sought to flee the Lord’s command to go and preach to Ninevah (Jonah 1:3). In Joppa, the apostle Peter raised Dorcas back to life (Acts 9:36-43). While sitting on the roof of Simon the tanner’s house in Joppa, the Lord gave Peter a vision wanting him to share the Gospel of salvation with the Gentiles, starting with Cornelius the Roman centurion in Caesarea (Acts 10). Today modern day Joppa is a suburb of Tel Aviv made up of mostly a Jewish population.

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