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

Some Irish traditions say Riphath is the ancestor of the Celts.It is also thought that Riphath may have lived among his brother. 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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