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rḗ - fā´ya , rḗ - fı̄´a ( רפיה , rephāyāh , probably "Yah is healing"; Septuagint Ῥαφαιά ( ρ Ο2 ςπ ), Rhaphaiá ( s )) :

(1) In David's family, Septuagint also Rhaphál ( 1 Chronicles 3:21 ).

(2) A captain of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:42 ).

(3) A grandson of Issachar, Septuagint also Rhaphará ( 1 Chronicles 7:2 ).

(4) A descendant of Saul (1 Chronicles 9:43 ; in 1 Chronicles 8:37 called "Raphah" ( רפה , rāphāh ); Septuagint also Raphaı́ ).

(5) One of the repairers of the wall under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:9 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Rephaiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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