Egyptian Empire (Ptolemy VI)
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Surveys Egyptian geography, focusing especially on the Nile River and the classic geographical distinction between Lower and Upper Egypt.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. The ancient kingdom and modern republic in the NE corner of Africa and linked with W Asia by the Sinai isthmus.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
EgyptOne of the earliest and greatest civilizations of the ancient world, situated along the Nile River.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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 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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
EGYPT An ancient civilization along the Nile in northeast Africa, and a persistent symbol of bondage and slavery in Scripture. The history of Egypt goes back five thousand years, and for most of the existence of ancient Israel, Egypt was a looming presence.Up to the Persian conquest, Egypt was ruled
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
E´gypt (land of the Copts), a country occupying the northeast angle of Africa. Its limits appear always to have been very nearly the same. It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Palestine, Arabia, and the Red Sea, on the south by Nubia, and on the west by the Great Desert.