Caphtorim

Caphtorim (Kaf´tuh-rim)

The designation of a group of people described in the Table of Nations (Gen 10:14; 1Chr 1:12) as the descendants of Egypt and connected with the descendants of Ham. They are elsewhere identified with the Philistines, who inhabited the southern coastland of Canaan north of Egypt (Deut 3:23; Amos 9:7).

Gen 10:14

14Pathrusim, Casluhim, and Caphtorim, from which the Philistines come.

1Chr 1:12

12Pathrusim, Casluhim, and Caphtorim, from whom the Philistines come.

Deut 3:23

Moses Views Canaan from Pisgah
23At that time, too, I entreated the Lord, saying:

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

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