Caphtor (Kaf´tor)

A place referred to by (Amos 9:7) as the home of the Philistines, who are called the “remnant of the coastland of Caphtor” (Jer 47:4) and the “Caphtorim” (Deut 2:23).

Amos 9:7

7Are you not like the Ethiopians to me,
O people of Israel? says the Lord.
Did I not bring Israel up from the land of Egypt,
and the Philistines from Caphtor an ... View more

Jer 47:4

4because of the day that is coming
to destroy all the Philistines,
to cut off from Tyre and Sidon
every helper that remains.
For the Lord is destroying the Phil ... View more

Deut 2:23

23As for the Avvim, who had lived in settlements in the vicinity of Gaza, the Caphtorim, who came from Caphtor, destroyed them and settled in their place.)

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