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Caphar

Caphar,

one of the numerous words employed in the Bible to denote a village or collection of dwellings smaller than a city (Ir ). Mr Stanley proposes to render it by "hamlet." In names of places it occurs in Chephar-he-Ammonai, Chephirah, Caphar-salama. To us its chief interest arises from its forming a part of the name of Capernaum, i.e. Capharnahum.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Caphar,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.