Caphtorim • Caphtorite
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Caphtor (Person)
CAPHTOR (PERSON) [Heb kaptor (כַּפְתָּר)]. CAPHTORIM. The seventh “offspring” of Egypt (Gen 10:13). The Caphtorim are described as originating in Caphtor and as displacing the Avvim along the coast as far as Gaza (Deut 2:23). They are explicitly associated with the Philistines in Jer 47:4 and Amos 9:7.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Caphtor, Caphtorim, Caphthorim
Caphtor, Caphtorim, Caphthorim. Place name and the name of the people associated with the place.The Caphtorim among the Hamitic peoples in the Table of Nations are listed as the “sons” of Egypt (Gn 10:13, 14; 1 Chr 1:12, kjv Caphthorim). The text makes the Casluhim the parent people of the Philistines.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Caphtor kaf̀tôŕ CAPHTORIM kaf̀tə-rēm[Heb. kap̱tôr, kap̱tôrîm; Gk. Gaphtorieím, Kaphtorieim; LXX also Kappadokía].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Caphtor, Caphtorim, Caphtorites
CAPHTOR*, CAPHTORIM*, CAPHTORITES Place-name and the name of the people associated with the place. The Caphtorim among the Hamitic peoples in the “table of nations” are listed as the “sons” of Egypt (Gn 10:13–14; 1 Chr 1:12, kjv “Caphthorim”). The text makes the Casluhim the parent people of the Philistines.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Caphtor, Caphtorim
CAPHTOR, CAPHTORIM. According to the Bible, Caphtor is the place of origin of the Philistines (Amos 9:7; Jer 47:4; cf. Gen 10:14; Deut 2:23). The name appears first as Kaptara in an Akkadian text which locates it “beyond the Upper Sea” (c. 2200 b.c.), available in a later MS copy. Other references are
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CAPHTOR (kap̱tôr). The home of the kap̱tōrîm (Dt. 2:23), one of the peoples listed in the Table of *Nations as descended, with Casluhim, whence went forth the *Philistines, from Mizraim (Gn. 10:14; 1 Ch. 1:12). Caphtor was the land from which the Philistines came (Je. 47:4; Am. 9:7), and it is presumably
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Caphtor (Heb. kap̱tôr)The seventh “child” of Mizraim (Egypt) (Gen. 10:13–14 = 1 Chr. 1:11–12). Deut. 2:23 reports that the Caphtorim displaced the Avvim along the Palestinian coast as far as Gaza. Caphtor is, according to Jer. 47:4; Amos 9:7, the place of origin of the Philistines. The parenthetical
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Caphtor [kăfˊtôr] (Heb. kap̱tôr). The Philistines’ place of origin according to Jer. 47:4; Amos 9:7 (cf. Keftiou in Egyptian inscriptions and Kaptara in cuneiform texts). Although western Cilicia and the north Syrian coast have been suggested as possible locations, the island of Crete is the most
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
CAPHTOR The place where the Philistines came from (Jer. 47:4; Amos 9:7). According to Genesis 10:14), the Caphtorim were the descendants of Ham, son of Noah, and they destroyed the Avim and lived in their place (Deut. 2:23). There is clear evidence connecting the culture of Crete with that of the Philistines.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CAPH´TOR (kafʹtor). The place from which the Philistine groups mentioned by Jeremiah (Jer. 47:4) and Amos (Amos 9:7) originally came. It is probably to be identified with Kap-ta-ra or Crete, which under second millennium b.c. Minoan rule controlled the Aegean. The Caphtorim originated in Egypt (Gen.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Caphtora chaplet, the original seat of the Philistines (Deut. 2:23; Jer. 47:4; Amos 9:7). The name is found written in hieroglyphics in the temple of Kom Ombos in Upper Egypt. But the exact situation of Caphtor is unknown, though it is supposed to be Crete, since the Philistines seem to be meant by
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
CaphtorCaphtor (kafʹtohr), a place referred to by Amos (9:7) as the home of the Philistines who are called the ‘remnant of the coastland of Caphtor’ (Jer. 47:4) and ‘the Caphtorim’ (Deut. 2:23). Scholars have offered various suggestions for its location. The most widely accepted is the Aegean island
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