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chiun


chiun


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chiun 
  occurs  only  in  Amos  5:26  (R.V.  marg.,  "shrine").  The  LXX. 
  translated  the  word  by  Rhephan  which  became  corrupted  into 
  Remphan,  as  used  by  Stephen  (Acts  7:43;  but  R.V.,  "Rephan"). 
  Probably  the  planet  Saturn  is  intended  by  the  name  Astrologers 
  represented  this  planet  as  baleful  in  its  influences,  and  hence 
  the  Phoenicians  offered  to  it  human  sacrifices,  especially 
  children.