Gephyrun

GEPHYRUN gĕ fī’ run (Γεφυρούν). According to the ASV, the name of a city (2 Macc 12:13), location unknown, which in the latter part of the v. is identified as Caspin, q.v. The KJV takes Gephyrun as an infinitive from γεφυρόω, tr. by the phrase “to make a bridge.” The RSV assumes Gr. γεφύραις (from γέφυρα, bridge, dam, mound), and trs. “with earthworks.” If this account is to be connected with the following campaign, the city may be in Trans-Jordan, possibly Gilead. The city was defeated by Judas Maccabeus. Earlier identification with Ephron depended on Gephyrun being a proper name.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

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).