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    Caphtorites

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      Caphtor (Hebrew: כפתור‎) is a locality mentioned in the Bible and related literature. The people of Caphtor are called Caphtorites (or Caphtorim) and are named as a division of the ancient Egyptians.Caphtor is also mentioned in ancient inscriptions from Egypt, Mari and Ugarit. Traditional Hebrew sources place Caphtor in the region of Pelusium. Other sources associate Caphtor with localities outside Egypt such as Cilicia, Cyprus or Crete. All sources equate them with Phoenician invaders.


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      • Caphtorites
    • relatedVerses
      • Genesis 10:13 Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
    • gender
      • male

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