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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Rem´phan, or Rephan, a name quoted in , from . But according to the received pointing, the passage would better read, 'Ye bore the tabernacle of your king (idol), and the statue (or statues) of your idols, the star of your god, which ye make to yourselves.' According to this reading, the name of the idol so worshipped by the Israelites is in fact not given, although the mention of a star still suggests that some planet is intended. The reference is probably to Saturn, who was worshipped by the Semitic nations along with Mars as an evil demon to be propitiated with sacrifices.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Remphan'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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