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Raphon (Ῥαφων, Rhaphōn). A city in Gilead in the Transjordan. At Raphon, Judas Maccabeus defeated Timothy, the leader of the Ammonite forces (1 Macc 5:37–43). The city sits on the bank of a tributary of the Yarmuk river, east of the Jordan. Raphon is probably the city of the Decapolis known as Raphanah.