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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CASPIN (PLACE) [Gk Kaspin (Κασπιν)]. A fortified town in the Hauran Plain captured ca. 161 b.c. by Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 12:13). Judas’ 8,000-man contingent of the Hasmonean army advanced into the region E of Galilee in order to rescue the Jewish populace from the hostilities of the Hellenistic Gileadite
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CASPIN A town east of the Jordan River, probably the same place as Chaspho (1 Macc 5:26, 36), although ancient and modern authorities differ on the precise location. The historian Josephus identifies Caspin (2 Macc 12:13) with Maked. In 1 Maccabees 5:24–36, Judas and Jonathan Maccabeus marched into Transjordan.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GEPHYRUN<ge-fi’-run> ([Γεφυρούν, Gephuroun]): In 2 Macc 12:13, referring to the capture by Judas of a stronghold East of Jordan, the Revised Version (British and American) reads, “And he also fell upon a certain city Gephyrun, .... it was named Gaspin.” There appears to be some confusion in the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Caspin kas′pin (Κασπιν). KJV Caspis. This town in Gilead is described as “strongly fortified” and “inhabited by all sorts of Gentiles” who “behaved most insolently toward Judas [Maccabee] and his men”; the Jews, however, “took the town by the will of God, and slaughtered untold numbers, so that the adjoining
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Gephyrun gi-fi’ruhn. The ASV rendering of Greek gephyroun, a textually uncertain word found in Codex Alexandrinus at 2 Macc. 12:13, but missing in most mss of the Septuagint. The KJV, understanding this term not as a proper noun but as the infinitive of gephyroō, renders it “to make a bridge.” Among
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
GEPHYRUN, ge-fiʹrun (Γεφυρούν, Gephuroún): In 2 Macc 12:13, referring to the capture by Judas of a stronghold E. of Jordan, RV reads, “And he also fell upon a certain city Gephyrun, … it was named Caspin.” There appears to be some confusion in the text. There is nothing to indicate the relation between
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CASPIN kas´pin [Κασφω Kasphō]. One of five towns under Gentile attack during the Maccabean revolt. Located on the Hauran Plain, the Jewish captives were liberated and the city eventually conquered by Judas Maccabeus in 161 bce (1 Macc 5:24–27). As the Hasmonean army proceeded to Caspin (also known as