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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
rı̄´fath ( ריפת , rı̄phath ): A son of Gomer, the eldest son of Japhet ( Genesis 10:3; 1 Chronicles 1:6 , where Massoretic Text and the Revised Version (British and American) read DIPHATH (which see)). Josephus (Ant. , I, vi, 1) identifies the Ripheans with the Paphlagonians, through whose country on the Black Sea ran the river "Rhebas" (Pliny, NH , vi. 4).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Riphath'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/r/riphath.html. 1915.