Remphan

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Remphan (hrem-'fan) is a figure described as "the star of your god whose images you made to worship" in Acts 7:43 (King James version).

Analysis[edit]

Remphan is a rendering of the Ancient Greek: ρεμφαν. Various manuscripts offer other transliterations, e.g. Ancient Greek: Ῥομφά, Ῥεμφάν, Ῥεμφάμ, Ῥαιφάν, and Ῥεφάν. It is part of a reference to Amos 5:26, which reads in Hebrew as "Chiun", "Kewan", or "Kijun". The Septuagint's reading of Amos is "raiphan" or "rephan". The Greek forms may be based on a transliteration of the Hebrew, k (qoppa) having been replaced by r (resh) and ph substituted for v (yod). "kewan", is the another pronunciation of the Old Persian word of Kayvan, meaning Saturn.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dehkhoda Dictionary "Online". No other meaning is given.
  2. ^ Moin, Mohammad, (1997). Farhang-e Farsi (Persian Dictionary), Volume 6, p. 1644, Tehran, Amirkabir, ISBN 964-00-0164-3. No other meaning is given.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20171225032104/http://www.abarim-publications.com:80/Meaning/Rephan.html

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