Ra'phah (Heb. Raphah', רָפָה, as in 2Sa 21:16, meaning giant [q.v.]. as translated in 1Ch 20:4,6,8; 2Sa 21:16,18,20,22; Sept. ῾Ραφής, v. r. ῾Ραφά and ῾Ραφαία), the name of two men. SEE BETH-RAPHA.
1. The last of the five sons of Benjamin. son of Jacob (1Ch 8:2, "Rapha"). B.C. post 1927. The name does not occur in the original register of the family (Ge 46:21); but at Nu 13:9, Raphu was the name of the father of the person chosen from Benjamin to spy out the land of Canaan — showing the name, or something similar, to have belonged to the tribe. Raphah is apparently but a variation of the name of Rosh (q.v.). SEE JACOB.
2. The son of Binea, and father of Eleasah; eighths in lineal descent from David's friend Jonathan (1Ch 8:37, "Raphah"). B.C. post 1000. He is called REPHAIAH in 1Ch 9:43.