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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
REPHAN (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] Remphan ). A word which replaces Chiun of the Hebrew text of Amos 5:26 , both in the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] and in the quotation in Acts 7:48 . The generally accepted explanation of this word is that Rephan (the preferable form) is a corruption and transliteration of Kewan ( Kaiwan, Kaawan see Chiun) r having somehow mistakenly replaced k , and w (the Hebrew wau or vav ) having been transliterated ph (the Gr. phi ).
W. M. Nesbit.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Rephan'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/r/rephan.html. 1909.