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ke -fı̄´ra ( הכּפירה , ha -kephı̄rāh ; Codex Vaticanus, Καφειρά , Kapheirá (Josh 9); Codex Alexandrinus has Chepheirá , Codex Vaticanus has καὶ Φειρά , kaı́ Pheirá (Josh 18)): One of the cities of the Hivites who by guile made alliance with Israel (Joshua 9:17 ). It was in the lot of Benjamin (Joshua 18:26 ), and was reoccupied after the return from Babylon (Ezra 2:25 ; Nehemiah 7:29 ). It is represented by the modern Kefı̄reh , to the Southwest of Gibeon, and North of Ḳaryat el -‛Anab . It stands on high ground, with many ancient remains.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Chephirah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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