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Remphan

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Rem'phan. Acts 7:43. Remphan and Chiun, Amos 5:26, have been supposed to be names of an idol, worshipped secretly by the Israelites in the wilderness, difficulty has been occasioned, by this corresponding occurrence of two names, so wholly different in sound. The most reasonable opinion seems to be that Chiun was a Hebrew or Semitic name, and Remphan was an Egyptian equivalent, substituted by the Septuagint (LXX). This idol corresponded, probably, to Saturn or Molech. The mention of Chiun or Remphan as worshipped in the desert, shows that this idolatry was, in part, at least, that of foreigners, and, no doubt, of those settled in lower Egypt. See Chiun.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Remphan'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/r/remphan.html. 1901.

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