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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Naphtuhim

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A Mizraite tribe (Genesis 10:13; 1 Chronicles 1:11) coming in order after the Lehabim or Libyans. Niphaiat is Coptic for the country W. of the Nile. on Egypt's N.W. borders, about the Mareotic lake. The Na-petu. the people called "the Nine Bows," are mentioned in the Egyptian monuments (G. Rawlinson). Gesenius from Plutarch (de Isaiah 355) thinks the Naphtuhim were on the W. coast of the Red Sea, sacred to the goddess Nepthys wife of Typhon. Knobel derives Naphtuhim from the deity Phthah.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Naphtuhim'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/n/naphtuhim.html. 1949.

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