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Remphan

REMPHAN, the Authorized Version's rendering of the Greek word variously appearing in Acts vii. 48 as 'Po/j.<t>a, 'Ptfufrav, 'Ptfjujta./*, 'PaL<t>av, 'Pf>av. It is part of a quotation from Amos v. 26, where the Septuagint 'Pai<di> or 'Pt<t>av stands for the Hebrew P'? Chuin or Kewan. The Greek forms are probably simple mistakes for the Hebrew, k ( 3 ) having been replaced by r 0) and ph (</>) substituted for v ('). Kewan is probably the old Babylonian Ka(y)awanu, the planet Saturn, another (the Akkadian) name for which is Sakkut, which appears as Siccuth in the earlier part of the verse.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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