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.