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Riphath
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Riphath, Son of Gomer
Riphath, Son of Gomer (דִּיפַת‎, diphath; רִיפַת‎, riphath). Also spelled Diphath. A descendant of Japheth, a son of Noah (Gen 10:3; 1 Chr 1:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Riphath (Person)
RIPHATH (PERSON) [Heb rı̂pat (רִיפַת)]. “Son” of Gomer, and “brother” of Ashkenaz and Togarmah (Gen 10:3). The occurrence of this name in 1 Chr 1:6 as dı̂pat, as attested in a majority of Hebrew manuscripts, reflects a scribal error in distinguishing the similar consonants dalet and reš. The LXX and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Riphath
Riphath. Gomer’s son and the brother of Ashkenaz and Togarmah, non-Semitic descendants of Noah through Japheth’s line (Gn 10:3). First Chronicles 1:6, a parallel passage, reads Diphath instead of Riphath, undoubtedly a later copyist’s misspelling that was never corrected.
Diphath
Diphath. Alternate spelling of Riphath, Gomer’s son, in 1 Chronicles 1:6.See Riphath.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Riphath
Riphath rīʹfəth [Heb. rîp̱aṯ]. The second son of Gomer; grandson of Japheth (Gen. 10:3). The RSV and NEB follow the MT in reading “Diphath” in place of “Riphath” in 1 Ch. 1:6; but the LXX, Vulg, and several Hebrew MSS read “Riphath,” suggesting that this is the correct form. See also Table of Nations.
Diphath
Diphath dīʹfath [Heb. dip̱aṯ]. A son of Gomer, son of Japheth, son of Noah (1 Ch. 1:6), called Riphath in the corresponding genealogy in Gen. 10:3.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Riphath
RIPHATH Gomer’s son and the brother of Ashkenaz and Togarmah, non-Semitic descendants of Noah through Japheth’s line (Gn 10:3). First Chronicles 1:6, a parallel passage, reads Diphath instead of Riphath, undoubtedly a latter copyist’s misspelling that was never corrected.
Diphath
DIPHATH* Alternate spelling of Riphath, Gomer’s son, in 1 Chronicles 1:6. See Riphath.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Riphath
RIPHATH. A son of Gomer and grandson of Japheth (Gen 10:3). By scribal error the name was misspelled Diphath in most MSS of 1 Chr 1:6 (see RSV, NASB). Riphath is non-Semitic and his descendants were probably Anatolian. Josephus (Ant. i.6.1) placed them in Paphlagonia, W of the lower Halys River in Asia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Riphath
Riphath (Heb. rɩ̂p̱aṯ) (also DIPHATH)A people descended from Gomer (Gen. 10:3; called Diphath at 1 Chr. 1:6). Josephus identified them with the Paphlagonians. Their association with Ashkenaz and Togarmah underscores their identification with Asia Minor.
Diphath
Diphath (Heb. dɩ̂p̱aṯ) (also RIPHATH)A son of Japheth’s son Gomer (1 Chr. 1:6), most likely a people or region of Asia Minor; called Riphath at Gen. 10:3.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Riphath
Riphath [rīˊfăth] (Heb. rîp̱aṯ). A people descended from Gomer (Gen. 10:3; “Diphath” at 1 Chr. 1:6). Josephus identified them with the Paphlagonians, but more recently other peoples in ancient Asia Minor have been suggested.
Diphath
Diphath [dīˊfăth (Heb. dip̱aṯ). A son of Japheth’s son Gomer (1 Chr. 1:6), called Riphath at Gen. 10:3.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Riphath
Ri´phath (spoken), the second son of Gomer. Gen. 10:3. The name may be identified with the Rhipæan mountains, i.e., the Carpathian range in the northeast of Dacia.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Riphath
RI´PHATH (riʹfath). The second son of Gomer, and grandson of Japheth (Gen. 10:3; 1 Chron. 1:6, in which latter passage the name Diphath is given by a clerical error).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Riphath
Riphatha crusher, Gomer’s second son (Gen. 10:3), supposed to have been the ancestor of the Paphlagonians.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Riphath
RIPHATH [RYE fath] — a son of Gomer (Gen. 10:3). The same as Diphath (1 Chr. 1:6).
Diphath
DIPHATH [DIE fath] — the second son of Gomer (1 Chr. 1:6). He is the same person as Riphath (Gen. 10:3).
See also
Relatives
Gomer Father
Togarmah Brother
Ashkenaz Brother
Japheth Grandfather
Javan Uncle
Tarshish Cousin
Meshech Uncle
Tubal Uncle
Tiras Uncle
Elishah Cousin
Media Uncle