“Occurs only in Amos 5:26 (R.V. marg., “shrine”). The LXX.” “translated the word by Rhephan, which became corrupted into” “Remphan, as used by Stephen (Acts 7:43; but R.V., “Rephan”).” Probably the planet Saturn is intended by the name. Astrologers “represented this planet as baleful in its influences, and hence” “the Phoenicians offered to it human sacrifices, especially” children.

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