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Casiphia
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Casiphia
Casiphia (כָּסִפְיָא‎, kasiphya'). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Casiphia (Place)
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
Casiphia
Casiphia. Place to which Ezra sent for Levites when he realized that his company of returnees from the exile lacked persons qualified for temple service (Ezr 8:17). Casiphia was perhaps Ctesiphon on the Tigris River near modern Baghdad.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Casiphia
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
Casiphia
CASIPHIA Place to which Ezra sent for Levites when he realized that his company of returnees from the exile lacked persons qualified for temple service (Ezr 8:17). Casiphia was perhaps Ctesiphon on the Tigris River near modern Baghdad.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Casiphia
CASIPHIA. An unidentified place in N Babylonia near the river Ahava, on the route from Babylonia to Jerusalem, to which Ezra sent for “ministers for the house of our God” (Ezr 8:17).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Casiphia
Casiphia (Heb. kāsip̱yāʾ)An unidentified place in Babylonia (“place of silversmiths[?]”), not far from the river Ahava (Ezra 8:17). It was to this village that Ezra sent a delegation asking Iddo, its leading resident, for “ministers for the house of our God.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Casiphia
Casiphia [kə sĭfˊĭ ə] (Heb. kāsip̱yā˒ “place of silversmiths[?]”; cf. LXX en argyríō toú tópou “in silver of the place”). An unidentified place in Babylonia, not far from the river Ahava (Ezra 8:17). It was to this village that Ezra sent a delegation asking Iddo, its leading resident, for
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Casiphia
Casiph´ia (silvery, white), a place of uncertain site on the road between Babylon and Jerusalem. Ezra 8:17.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Casiphia
CASIPH´IA (ka-sifʹi-a). A “place” of the Persian Empire where Levites settled during the captivity, and where Iddo and others joined Ezra (Ezra 8:17). Its location is unknown.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Casiphia
Casiphiasilver, a place between Babylon and Jerusalem, where Iddo resided (Ezra 8:17); otherwise unknown.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Casiphia
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