2:23 the Avvim. We know nothing of these people. If the Gaza mentioned is the same as the Gaza in southeastern Canaan, then Moses mentions it here only as part of his survey of earlier dislocations of peoples.
the Caphtorim. If Caphtor means Crete, as is usual, then the reference would be to an early and probably local Philistine community (before the later, great Philistine invasion of c. 1200 b.c.), of which the Abimelech in Gen. 20 was perhaps a member (cf. Jer. 47:4).