CASIPHIA (ka-sĭf'ĭ-a). A place near the river Ahava, a tributary of the Euphrates, twice mentioned in
CASIPHIA kə sĭf’ ĭ ə, Heb. כָּסִפְיָ֖א, an unidentified town from which Ezra summoned Levites to return from Babylon and serve the newly restored Jewish community in Jerusalem. The name appears only in
H. Winckler, “Kasiphja-Ktesiphon,” Altorientalische Forschungen, 2, Bd. III, (1898-1899), 509-530; W. Rudolph, Ezra und Nehemiah (1949), 83ff.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
ka-sif’-i-a, ka-sif-e’-a (kaciphya’): An unidentified place in North Babylonia, near the river Ahava, to which Ezra sent for "ministers for the house of our God" (