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Caphar-Salama
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Caphar-Salama
Caphar-Salama (Χαφαρσαλαμα, Chapharsalama). The site of a battle between Judas Maccabeus and Nicanor, Syrian commander and Judaean governor (1 Macc 7:26–32). The site is commonly identified as Khirbet Selma, located between Jerusalem and the Beth-horon pass.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Caphar-Salama (Place)
CAPHAR-SALAMA (PLACE) [Gk Chapharsalama (Χαφαρσαλαμα)]. The location of an ambush of the Seleucid army conducted by Jewish rebels ca. 163 b.c. (1 Macc 7:31). This encounter may be the same as that recorded in 2 Macc 14:16 as occurring at Dessau. The Seleucid army led by Nicanor was sent to Judea upon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Capharsalama
Capharsalama kaf-ər-säl̀ə-mə [Gk. Chapharsalama] (1 Macc. 7:31). The site of a battle between Judas Maccabeus and Nicanor, an officer of the king of Syria and governor of Judea. The location cannot be precisely fixed but it must have been in the neighborhood of Jerusalem, for Nicanor, after losing
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Caphar-Salama
CAPHAR-SALAMA Village where a battle was fought between Judas Maccabeus and the Syrian commander Nicanor (1 Macc 7:31). After about 500 of Nicanor’s men had been killed, the fugitives took refuge in the “city of David,” so Caphar-salama must have been near Jerusalem.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lama
LAMA. Heb. and Aram. interrogative mäh, “what.” with the preposition le, “to,” together meaning “For what reason?” “To what purpose?” The evangelists quote and translate into Gr. Jesus’ utterance on the cross. “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani” (Mt 27:46; cf. Mk 15:34). See Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Caphar-Salama
Caphar-Salama (Gk. Chapharsalama)A place near which the Syrian general Nicanor was ambushed, losing 500 soldiers in battle (1 Macc. 7:31–32). Some scholars identify it with Khirbet Selmah (167140) near ej-Jîb, ca. 10 km. (6 mi.) NW of Jerusalem.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Capharsalama
Capharsalama [kăfˊər sălˊə mə] (Gk. Chapharsalama). According to 1 Macc. 7:31–32 Nicanor, a general of the king of Syria, lost five hundred soldiers in a battle near Capharsalama. Some scholars identify it with Khirbet Selmah near ej-Jîb, about 10 km. (6 mi.) northwest of Jerusalem, or Khirbet
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CAPHARSALAMA
CAPHARSALAMA<kaf-ar-sal’-a-ma>, <kaf-ar-sala’-ma> ([Χαφαρσαλαμά, Chapharsalama]): The site of an indecisive skirmish between Judas Maccabeus and Nicanor, an officer of the king of Syria and governor of Judea. The situation cannot be precisely fixed but it must have been in the neighborhood of Jerusalem,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Caphar-Salama
Caphar-salama kaf′uhr-sal′uh-muh (Χαφαρσαλαμα). The site of an indecisive skirmish between Judas Maccabee and Nicanor, officer of the king of Syria and governor of Judea. Nicanor had “treacherously” attempted to seize Judas, but when he “learned that his plan had been disclosed, he went out to meet Judas
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Capharsalama
CAPHARSALAMA, kaf-ar-salʹa-ma, kaf-ar-sa-lāʹma (Χαφαρσαλαμά, Chapharsalamá): The site of an indecisive skirmish between Judas Maccabaeus and Nicanor, an officer of the king of Syria and governor of Judaea. The situation cannot be precisely fixed but it must have been in the neighborhood of Jerus, for
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CAPHAR-SALAMA
CAPHAR-SALAMA kaf´uhr-sal´uh-muh [Χαφαρσαλαμά Chapharsalama]. The site of a battle between the Seleucid general Nicanor and Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 7:31). The element slm seems to be relatively frequent in Palestinian place names, making identification difficult. One suggestion is that this was Khirbet