Pronounced Pron. Ree-fath
Other Forms FormsRifath, Rifaith, Riophath, Iobath, Ibath, Jovad, Emoth
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Contributor Contrib.Jeff Messick on 2/5/2008
Name of Gomer second-born son in Genesis ch. 10. Irish/Scottish oral tradition (Leber Gabala Eirinn) lists him as the ancestor of the Scots (including the Irish). They too call him the second son of Gomer. Places named for him: Rhiphean Mountains.