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Gephyrun

GEPHYRUN

ge-fi'-run (Gephuroun):

In 2 Macc 12:13, referring to the capture by Judas of a stronghold East of Jordan, the Revised Version (British and American) reads, "And he also fell upon a certain city Gephyrun, .... it was named Gaspin." There appears to be some confusion in the text. There is nothing to indicate the relation between the two names. the King James Version renders, "He went also about to make a bridge." The name of the city in Josephus (Ant., XII, viii, 5) is EPHRON (which see).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GEPHYRUN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.