a word employed in the Authorized Version to translate two terms which refer to some architectural or ornamental object, but which have nothing in common.
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
- Caphtor . --This occurs in the description of the candlestick of the sacred tent in ( Exodus 25:31-36 ) and Exod 37:17-22
- The second term, Pekaim , is found only in ( 1 Kings 6:18 ) and 1Kin 7:24 The word no doubt signifies some globular thing resembling a small gourd or an egg, though as to the character of the ornament we are quite in the dark.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Knop,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.