(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)