SEPHARAD (sē-fā'răd, Heb. sephārādh). The place of captivity of certain people of Jerusalem (Obad.1.20). Its location is uncertain; perhaps it is to be identified with Shaparda, which Sargon II, who exiled Israelites to the cities of the Medes and claims to have conquered Judah, mentions as a district of SW Media. Among the Jews of the postbiblical period the term was used to refer to Spain.