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REMPHAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 82 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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REMPHAN, the Authorized Version's rendering of the Greek word variously appearing in Acts vii. 48 as 'Pogcb&, 'Peµcev, 'Peµ4aµ, 'PaLrav, 'PeOv. It is part of a quotation from Amos v. 26, where the Septuagint 'Paacl)av or 'Pe¢av standsfor the Hebrew P'z Chuin or Kewan. The Greek forms are probably simple mistakes for the Hebrew, k (') having been replaced by r (I) and ph (¢) substituted for v (1). Kewan is probably the old Babylonian Ka(v)awanu, the planet Saturn, another (the Akkadian) name for which is Sakkut, which appears as Siccuth in the earlier part of the verse.
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