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Egypt (nation)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Egypt, Geography of
Egypt, Geography of Surveys Egyptian geography, focusing especially on the Nile River and the classic geographical distinction between Lower and Upper Egypt.
Rahab the Sea Monster
Rahab the Sea Monster (רַהַב‎, rahav). A name for a primeval sea monster defeated by Yahweh (Isa 51:9). A symbolic name for Egypt (Psa 87:4; Isa 30:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rahab (Dragon)
RAHAB (DRAGON) [Heb rahab (רַהַב)]. The name of a mythological sea serpent or dragon, lit. “boisterous one,” referred to a number of times in the OT (Ps 87:4; 89:11—Eng 89:10; Job 9:13; 26:12; Isa 30:7; 51:9). The name of this monster has not hitherto been discovered in any extrabiblical text. In the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bondage, House of
Bondage, House of. Expression used in the OT for Egypt, where Israel was enslaved before the exodus (Ex 13:3; Jos 24:17).See Exodus, Book of.
Egypt, Egyptians
Egypt, Egyptians. Egypt figured significantly as a stage on which the biblical narrative was enacted. Here Abraham lived in time of famine. Joseph, his great-grandson, was sold into slavery in Egypt and rose to a position equivalent to that of prime minister. Through Joseph’s intercession, Jacob and
Rahab
Rahab. Mythological sea monster that poetically represented Egypt (Ps 87:4). “For Egypt’s help is worthless and empty, therefore I have called her ‘Rahab who sits still’ ” (Is 30:7). The biblical writers, with Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea and the Egyptian army’s subsequent drowning (cf. Is 51:10),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Egypt
Egypt ēʹjipt [Heb. miṣrayim; Gk. Aigyptos]. The land along the Nile from the Fourth, Third, Second, or First Cataract northward to the Mediterranean Sea. I. Name II. Location and Size III. GeographyA. White NileB. Blue NileC. Nile ProperD. Annual Flooding of the NileE. FaiyûmF. Western Desert
Migdol (of Northern Egypt)
3. A north Egyptian site, contrasted with Syene in the south (Ezk. 29:10; 30:6). This northern Migdol is probably the Magdolum (perhaps Tell el-Ḥeir) of Itinerarium Antonii, 12 Roman mi (18 km, 11 mi) from Pelusium.Bibliography.-W. F. Albright, “Baal-Zephon,” in W. Baumgartner, etal, eds., Festschrift
Rahab
2. [Heb. rahaḇ (Job 9:13; 26:12; Ps. 87:4; 89:10 [MT 11]; Isa. 30:7; 51:9); AV also “(the) proud,” “strength”; NEB also EGYPT. An OT poetic name for a powerful enemy of Yahweh; in some passages it refers to a historical empire hostile to Israel, in others to a demonic monster of some kind.In three
Samaria
3. A locality in Egypt mentioned in papyri from the 3rd cent. a.d. It probably originated from the transfer of Samaritans to Egypt by Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I.A. Van Selms
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bondage, House of
BONDAGE*, HOUSE OF Expression used in the OT for Egypt, where Israel was enslaved before the exodus (Ex 13:3; Jos 24:17). See Exodus, Book of.
Egypt, Egyptian
EGYPT, EGYPTIAN Egypt figured significantly as a stage on which the biblical narrative was enacted. Here Abraham lived in time of famine. Joseph, his great-grandson, was sold into slavery in Egypt and rose to a position equivalent to that of prime minister. Through Joseph’s intercession, Jacob and the
Rahab (Monster)
RAHAB* (Monster) Mythological sea monster that poetically represented Egypt (Ps 87:4). “For Egypt’s help is worthless and empty, therefore I have called her ‘Rahab who sits still’ ” (Is 30:7, rsv). The biblical writers, with Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea and the Egyptian army’s subsequent drowning
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Egypt
Egypt (ee´jipt), one of the great civilizations of the ancient world, centered along the lower reaches of the Nile River in northeast Africa. Egyptian civilization was already ancient by the time of the biblical ancestors, and its Delta settlements reached to within two hundred miles of Israel’s territory,
Rahab
Rahab (ray´hab).1 The prostitute who sheltered Joshua’s men when they came to spy on Jericho (Josh. 2). She defied the orders of the king of Jericho, misdirected the king’s men, and then helped Joshua’s men escape from Jericho by climbing down a rope from her home, which was built against the city wall.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Egypt
EGYPTNameThe name Egypt is derived from the Gr. aigyptos, generally believed to be a corruption of the Egyptian Ht-k-ptḥ, “the house of Ptah,” a name given to the ancient city of Memphis, which was the oldest capital of united Egypt. The Heb. name for Egypt was Miṣrayim, a term whose form and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Egypt
EGYPT. The ancient kingdom and modern republic in the NE corner of Africa and linked with W Asia by the Sinai isthmus.
Rahab
RAHAB (Heb. rahaḇ, lit. ‘pride’, ‘arrogance’), the female monster of chaos (cf. Bab. Tiamat), closely associated with *Leviathan. The curbing of the forces of chaos (pre-eminently the unruly sea) at the creation is poetically described in terms of God’s smiting Rahab (cf. Jb. 26:12, and more generally
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Egypt
EgyptOne of the earliest and greatest civilizations of the ancient world, situated along the Nile River.
Migdol
Migdol (Heb. mig̱dōl)A Semitic word meaning “fortress” or “watch tower,” which was taken into Egyptian and used to describe a series of military outposts guarding the eastern edge of the Delta.1. A town in the eastern Delta that was on the route of the Exodus (Exod. 14:2; Num. 33:7).2. A residence
Rahab
Rahab (Heb. rāḥāḇ; Gk. Racháb)1. A prostitute (Heb. zōnâ) whose house adjoined Jericho’s outer wall (Josh. 2:15). According to Josh. 2:1–24 the king of Jericho discovered that Joshua’s spies (sent to spy out Jericho) were at Rahab’s house. When ordered to turn them over, Rahab insisted the two
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Egypt
Egypt [ēˊjĭpt] (Heb. miṣrayim; Gk. Aigyptos).† A land in northeastern Africa, sustained by the Nile river, which in ancient times encompassed the territory from the Mediterranean Sea as far south as the Fourth Cataract of the Nile; one of the earliest and greatest civilizations of the ancient
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Egypt
EGYPT A land situated along the southeastern shores of the Mediterranean, bordered by the Red Sea on the east and Lybia on the west. Its southern boundary changed in different periods. The territory falls naturally into two parts: Lower Egypt, the Nile Delta, and Upper Egypt, from Cairo southwards.The
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Rahab
RAHAB רהבI. Rahab is one of the names in the OT of the chaos monster(s) (cf. also →Leviathan, →Tannin, Tehom [→Tiamat], and Yam). Although there are in the neighbouring cultures many parallels to this phenomenon of chaos monsters, the name Rahab seems to have no cognates. The only exception is in an