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(cayf' tawr) The original home of the Philistines (Amos 9:7 ). In Jeremiah 47:4 and in Deuteronomy 2:23 , its inhabitants are called Caphtorim (compare Genesis 10:14 ). Though several places have at times been proposed for its location, current scholarship is generally agreed that Caphtor is the island of Crete. See Philistines; Crete .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Caphtor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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