This is the reading in some English versions (e.g. RV) at Amos 5:26, following a mistake in the Hebrew text for Sakkuth, a Mesopotamian stardeity; the idols of Sakkuth and Kaiwan were being carried in processions in syncretistic worship, which the prophet condemns. These gods were connected with the planet Saturn.

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  • Remphan — Remphan, the King James Version of the Bible s rendering of the Greek word variously appearing in Acts 7 verse 43 as Ρομφα , Ρεμφαμ , Ραιφαν , and Ρεφαν . It is part of a quotation from Amos 5 verse 26 where the Septuagint s reading raiphan or… …   Wikipedia

  • Tabernacle —    1) A house or dwelling place (Job 5:24; 18:6, etc.).    2) A portable shrine (comp. Acts 19:24) containing the image of Moloch (Amos 5:26; marg. and R.V., Siccuth ).    3) The human body (2 Cor. 5:1, 4); a tent, as opposed to a permanent… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • SARACENI — populi Arabiae, Agareni, et Ismaelitae quoque dicti, quod ab Agare et Ismaele descenderint: quamvis a Chasluim, uno ex Caini posteris, originem illorum quidam arcessant. A voce Arabica, quae vagum et latronem denotat. Saeculô 5. primum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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