Riphath

Riphath

Riphath, in the Bible, grandson of Japheth.
Riphath (ree-fath)- a crusher, Gomer's second son (Gen. 10:3, 1 Chronicles 1:6), supposed to have been the ancestor of the Paphlagonia. Pliny calls Riphath Riphaci and mentions a group of mountains named after him, the Riphæan range. Melo calls him Riphaces, and Solinus: Piphlataci. Josephus identifies his descendants as the Paphlagonians.

Some Irish traditions say Riphath is the ancestor of the Celts. Last name would be Redpath, Ridpath or Reidpath. Alternate spelling: Diphath (In Hebrew, D's and R's are often confused with each other because of orthographic similarity)

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