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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Caphtor

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A chaplet, the original seat of the Philistines (Deuteronomy 2:23 ; Jeremiah 47:4 ; Amos 9:7 ). The name is found written in hieroglyphics in the temple of Kom Ombos in Upper Egypt. But the exact situation of Caphtor is unknown, though it is supposed to be Crete, since the Philistines seem to be meant by the "Cherethites" in 1 Samuel 30:14 (see also 2 Samuel 8:18 ). It may, however, have been a part of Egypt, the Caphtur in the north Delta, since the Caphtorim were of the same race as the Mizraite people (Genesis 10:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:12 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Caphtor'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/c/caphtor.html. 1897.

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Monday, October 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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