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Caphtorim meaning

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🔼The name Caphtorim in the Bible

The Caphtorim are the descendants of Caphtor (Deuteronomy 2:23 — please see that name for meaning and etymology). And they (or another people named the same) are the descendants of Mizraim, son of Ham, son of Noah (Genesis 10:4).

The Caphtorim are only mentioned twice of three times in the Bible. Once to state who they descended from (Genesis 10:4; repeated in 1 Chronicles 1:12) and once to mention that they destroyed a people called the Avvim, who lived in villages as far as the Philistine city Gaza (Deuteronomy 2:23).

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