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A town near Babylon and Jerusalem and close to the Ahava River, where Ezra sent for qualified Levites to serve in the temple (Ezra 8:17).
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CASIPHIA (PLACE) [Heb kāsipyāʾ (כָּסִפְיָא)]. A place in the vicinity of the Ahava River (N Babylonia), where some Jerusalem “temple servants” apparently had been living in exile; Ezra sent a delegation to Iddo, “the leading man at the place of Casiphia” (Heb hārōʾš bĕkāsipyāʾ hammāq̃m) to solicit
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Casiphia kə-sifē-ə [Heb. kāsip̱yā’]. An unidentified place in north Babylonia, near the river Ahava, to which Ezra sent for “ministers for the house of our God” (Ezr. 8:17). Some have thought the name to be connected with Heb. kesep̱, “silver” or “money.” The LXX has en argyríō̧ toú tópou, “in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CASIPHIA [kuh SIF ih uh] — an unidentified place (perhaps a city or a district) in Babylonia, “by the river that flows to Ahava” (Ezra 8:15). Ezra sent for priests from this place, with a view toward their accompanying him to Jerusalem and serving in the Temple (Ezra 8:17). Apparently, Casiphia was on