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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chaspho (Χασφο, Chaspho). One of the cities in Gilead taken by Judas and Jonathan Maccabeus during the Maccabean revolt (1 Macc 5:36). Chaspho is probably the city called Caspin in 2 Macc 12:13–16, which Judas captured. Its location is uncertain.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chaspho (Place)
CHASPHO (PLACE) [Gk Chaspho (Χασφο)]. One of five cities in Gilead in which Jews were taken captive by the Gentile citizens (1 Macc 5:26). The location of Chaspho is not definitely known, but two sites are often suggested: el-Mezerib on the Yarmuk (cf. Simons, GTTOT, 423–24; and Abel 1923: 519) or Khisfin,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chaspho kas̀fō [Gk. Chasphō, Chasphōn, Chasphōth, Kasphōr] (1 Macc. 5:26, 36); AV CHASPHON kasʹfon, CHASPHOR kasʹfoɾr; NEB CASPHOR. A city in Gilead captured by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 5:36), probably to be identified with Caspin of 2 Macc. 12:13. It was a fortress of great strength, with a lake
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CHASPHO Town east of the Sea of Galilee mentioned in 1 and 2 Maccabees. Judas and Jonathan Maccabeus led their army into Transjordan and “took Chaspho, Maked, and Bosor, and the other cities of Gilead” (1 Macc 5:36). Caspin, which appears in a similar passage in 2 Maccabees 12:13, is considered to be
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CASPHOR<kas’-for> (the King James Version Casphon; [Κασφώρ, Kasphor], 1 Macc 5:26; [Χασφών, Chasphon], [Χασφώθ, Chasphoth], 5:36; [Κασπείν, Kaspein], 2 Macc 12:13): A city East of the Jordan captured by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:36). It is probably identical with Caspis of 2 Macc 12:13.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chaspho kas′foh (Χασφω, with variant spellings in the mss). One of a half-dozen cities in Gilead where Jews were taken captive by Gentiles; Judas Maccabee stormed the city and released the Jews (1 Macc. 5:26, 36; KJV, “Casphor”). This town is identified with Caspin.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CASPHOR, kas′for (AV Casphon; Κασφώρ, Kasphō̇r, 1 Macc 5:26; Χασφών, Chasphō̇n, Χασφώθ, Chasphō̇th, ver 36; Κασπείν, Kaspeín, 2 Macc 12:13): A city E. of the Jordan captured by Judas Maccabaeus (1 Macc 5:36). It is probably identical with Caspis of 2 Macc 12:13. It was a fortress of great strength,
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