Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
CASIPHIA . A settlement in the neighbourhood of Ahava (wh. see) In North Babylonia ( Ezra 8:17 ), whose site has not been identified.
J. F. McCurdy.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
On the road between Babylon and Jerusalem (Esther 8:17).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(cuh ssihf' ih uh) Place name meaning, “silversmith.” Place in Babylon where Levites settled in Exile (Ezra 8:17 ) and from which Ezra summoned Levites to return with him to Jerusalem. The place is unknown outside this passage.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Place between Babylon and Jerusalem, where Iddo resided: otherwise unknown. Ezra 8:17 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Silver, a place between Babylon and Jerusalem, where Iddo resided (Ezra 8:17 ); otherwise unknown.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The home of many of the exiled Jews, was probably in the vicinity of the Caspian sea, Ezra 8:17 .
Casiphia - Casiphia
Loddeus - The ‘captain in the place of the treasury’ (or ‘at the place Casiphia,’ Ezra 8:17 )’ to whom Ezra sent for Levites; called Iddo in Ezra 8:17
Jarib - Sent unto Iddo the chief at Casiphia, and to his brethren the Nethinims, to procure ministers for the house of God
Jarib - One of the ‘chief men’ who were sent by Ezra to Casiphia in search of Levites ( Ezra 8:16 ); called in 1Es 8:44 Joribus
Ariel - One whom Ezra sent to Iddo at Casiphia
Iddo - Chief at Casiphia, to whom Ezra sent for Levites
id'do - (Zechariah 1:1,7 ) ...
The chief of those who assembled at Casiphia at the time of the second caravan from Babylon
Iddo - Loddeus ) the chief at Casiphia, who provided Ezra with Levites and Nethinim
Iddo - Chief of those who met at Casiphia to join in the second caravan returning under Ezra (Ezra 8:17; Ezra 8:20) in the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus, 458 B
Eliezer - One of the ‘chief men’ whom Ezra sent to Casiphia to find Levites and Nethinim to join the expedition to Jerusalem ( Ezra 8:16 f
Nathan - A head man who returned with Ezra on his second expedition, and whom Ezra despatched from his encampment at the river Ahava to the Jews at Casiphia, to get Levites and Nethinim for the temple (Ezra 8:16)
Dispersion - Probably 50,000 were transported, and Jewish communities were formed in Babylonia at many points, as at Tel-abib ( Ezekiel 3:15 ) and Casiphia ( Ezra 8:17 )
Nethinim - Again, Ezra relates ( Ezra 8:20 ) that on his return, 220 Nethinim from Casiphia accompanied him