Casphor

CASPHOR. KJV Apoc. form of Chaspho.


CASPHOR, CHASPHO kăs fŏr (Χασφω) a town in Trans-Jordan where the Syrians under Antiochus Epiphanes held Jews captive. Judas the Maccabee stormed the city and released the Jews (1 Macc 5:26). Identifications have been made with Khisfin, E of the Sea of Galilee, and with el-Muzeirib on the Yarmuk River.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A city East of the Jordan captured by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:36). It is probably identical with Caspis of 2 Macc 12:13. It was a fortress of great strength, with a lake near it. This has led some to think it may be represented by el-Muzerib, an important station on the pilgrim route to Mecca. The ancient name of this city, however, has not been discovered.

See Ashtaroth