Bible Dictionaries

Holman Bible Dictionary

Caphtor

Additional Links
(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 .

Map of Location

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

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Caphtor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/caphtor.html. 1991.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Capernaum
Next Entry
Caphtorim