Caphethra (Καφεθρά), a pretentious little town (ψευδοπολίχνιον) in Upper Idumaea, apparently not far from Capharabis (q.v.), taken and burnt by Cerealis, the general of Vespasian (Josephus, War, 4:9, 9). The name occurs with considerable variety in the texts (Καφεθραμίς, etc., Hudson, in loc.), and Petmus Apollonius (De excid. Hieros. 3:65) gives it simply as Caphara, from which it seems possible that the scriptural CHEPHIRAH SEE CHEPHIRAH (q.v.) may be intended.

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