Remphan

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Remphan (hrem-'fan) was an ancient Egyptian deity worshiped through its idol. St. Stephen mentions Remphan as "the star of your god whose images you made to worship" in Acts 7:43 (King James version).

Remphan is a rendering of the ancient Greek 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 The Greek forms may be based on a transliteration of the Hebrew, k (qoppa) having been replaced by r (resh) and ph substituted for v (yod).

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Remphan". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 82.