a crusher, Gomer's second son ( Genesis 10:3 ), supposed to have been the ancestor of the Paphlagonians.
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(spoken ), the second son of Gomer. ( Genesis 10:3 ) The name may be identified with the Rhipaean mountains, i.e. the Carpathian range in the northeast of Dacia.
A son of Gomer, the eldest son of Japhet (Genesis 10:3; 1 Chronicles 1:6, where Massoretic Text and the Revised Version (British and American) read DIPHATH (which see)). Josephus (Ant., I, vi, 1) identifies the Ripheans with the Paphlagonians, through whose country on the Black Sea ran the river "Rhebas" (Pliny, NH, vi.4).
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