2_Jaffa_3_2 The ancient city of Joppa lies on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, mostly underneath buildings from much later periods, in modern-day Tel Aviv.  It served as a seaport for delivering Phoenician cedars to Israel, and was a jumping off point in Jonah’s flight to distant Tarshish.  Peter would later receive Cornelius’s emissaries after healing Tabitha in this seaside town.