Chiun
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Chiun

(a statue , perhaps of Saturn), an idol made by the Israelites in the wilderness. [REMPHAN]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Chiun

The name of an idol worshipped by the Israelites in the desert, Am 5:26 Acts 7:43. It was most probably the planet Saturn, worshipped by eastern nations as an evil spirit to be propitiated by sacrifices. See REMPHAN.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHIUN (1)

ki'-un: Thus Hebrew kiyun, is transliterated in Amos 5:26 the King James Version. The vowels represent an assimilation to some such word as shiqquts, "detestable thing," or gillul, "idol" (properly "a filthy thing"), in consonance with the well-known habit of the punctuators (compare molekh, Molech with the vowels of bosheth, "shame"). The Syriac version has preserved the correct vocalization; apparently also the Septuagint, albeit the consonants have suffered corruption (so particularly in the Greek manuscripts of Acts 7:43). There can be no doubt that we should vocalize kewan = the Assyrian Kai(a)-wanu = Kaiamanu by which at least in late Babylonian Saturn was indicated. The passage in Amos refers to the Saturn worship which appears to have been in vogue in the prophet's days. The Israelites shall carry with them into exile the images of their gods (render with the margin of the Revised Version (British and American): "Yea, ye shall take up," etc.). The received vocalization is as old as Aquila and Symmachus. Max L. Margolis

CHIUN (2)

ki'-un (Amos 5:26 the King James Version): Called in Acts 7:43 "Rephan" (Rhemphan) the planet Saturn.

See ASTROLOGY.

Strong's Hebrew
3594. Kiyyun -- a heathen god
... Chiun. From kuwn; properly, a statue, ie Idol; but used (by euphemism) for some
heathen deity (perhaps corresponding to Priapus or Baal-peor) -- Chiun. ...
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The Uproar in Ephesus.
... learned in Egypt, when he introduces God reproaching them for it in the following
words; "But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun your images ...
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The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher. Translated from the ...
... First of all, the Greeks bring forward as a god Kronos, that is to say Chiun [4434]
(Saturn). ... [4434] Cf. Amos 5:26, "Chiun, your star god," and Acts 7:43. ...
/.../kay/the apology of aristides the philosopher/the apology of aristides the.htm

Acts vii. 35
... RV: Amos 5:25-27) are "Siccuth" and "Chiun." It is a disputed point whether these
are in the prophecy names of divinities or whether they mean respectively ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xvii acts vii 35.htm

Thesaurus
Chiun (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHIUN (1). ki'-un: Thus Hebrew kiyun, is
transliterated in Amos 5:26 the King James Version. ... Max L. Margolis. CHIUN (2). ...
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Astrology
... THE WORSHIP OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES THE FORM OF IDOLATRY TO WHICH THE ISRAELITES
WERE MOST PRONE 1. Chiun, Certainly the Planet Saturn 2. Saturn or Moloch ...
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Rephan (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia REPHAN. re'-fan: A name for Chiun, the planet Saturn.
See ASTROLOGY, 7; CHIUN. Multi-Version Concordance Rephan (1 Occurrence). ...
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Chittim (5 Occurrences)

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Remphan (1 Occurrence)
... (Acts 7:43; RV, "Rephan"). In Amos 5:26 the Hebrews Chiun (qv) is rendered by the
LXX. "Rephan," and this name is adopted by Luke in his narrative of the Acts. ...
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Chloe (1 Occurrence)

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Star-god (1 Occurrence)
... Star-god (1 Occurrence). Amos 5:26 And ye bare Succoth your king, and Chiun your
images, The star of your god, that ye made for yourselves. (See RSV). ...
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Succoth (18 Occurrences)
... RSV NIV). Amos 5:26 And ye bare Succoth your king, and Chiun your images,
The star of your god, that ye made for yourselves. (YLT). ...
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Moloch (2 Occurrences)
... Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. (KJV DBY WBS). ...
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Semites
... the particular articles, such as ARPACHSHAD; EBER; ABRAHAM; HAMMURABI; ASSYRIA;
BABYLONIA; BAAL; ASHTORETH; ASHERITES; MOLOCH; CHEMOSH; CHIUN; ISRAEL, RELIGION ...
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