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caphtor


caphtor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Caphtor 
  a  chaplet,  the  original  seat  of  the  Philistines  (Deut.  2:23; 
  Jer.  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  Sam.  30:14  (see  also  2  Sam.  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  (Gen.  10:14;  1  Chr.  1:12). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Caphtor,  a  sphere,  buckle,  or  hand