BANIAS bå’ nī əs. A town on the southern slopes of Mt. Hermon.
Today the Arab. spells it “Banias,” but the older form was “Paneas” from “Paneion.” The name comes from Pan, the pagan god who was worshiped there. Niches for Pan’s statues can still be seen. The best-known alternative name is. The easternmost tributary of the has its source near Banias.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(B, Banias; A, Bani; the
See CAESAREA, PHILIPPI.