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Egyptian Magicians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The people of Egypt. The ancient Egyptians lived mostly along the valley of the Nile River.The land of Egypt is traditionally divided into two regions: Lower Egypt, in the north, consisting mostly of the Nile Delta, and Upper Egypt, formed of the lands along the upper Nile Valley.The development of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system around 3000 bc provided a starting point for Egyptian history and Egyptian literature. Archaeological exploration of Egypt has revealed inscriptions inside pyramids of pharaohs from around 2350 bc, making them the earliest known Egyptian religious writings.For further details, see these articles: Egypt, Geography of; Egypt, History of; Egypt, Archaeology of; Egypt, Religion of; Hieroglyphs; Pyramid Texts; Egyptian Literature; Book of the Dead; Sinuhe, Tale of; Pharaoh; Nile River.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Egyptians
Egyptians (מִצְרִי‎, mitsriy, Αἰγύπτιος, Aigyptios). The people of Egypt. The ancient Egyptians lived mostly along the valley of the Nile River.The land of Egypt is traditionally divided into two regions: Lower Egypt, in the north, consisting mostly of the Nile Delta, and Upper Egypt, formed of the lands
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Egyptian
Egyptian (LANGUAGE)A branch of the Afro-asiatic language group (also Hamito-Semitic). As with other Afro-asiatic languages (Semitic, Berber, Chushitic, Chadic, Omotic), Egyptian exhibits particular linguistic features, including bi- and tri-consonantal root structures that are inflected in various ways,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Egyptian
Egyptian. †The language of the Nile valley; akin to the Semitic and Hamitic language families, it flourished in various stages from the third millennium B.C. through the thirteenth century A.D. It is characterized by triconsonantal roots, causative and reflexive verbal preformatives, occasional doubling
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Egypt
Egypt ee’jipt. A country in the NE corner of Africa, including the Nile delta and valley, with their flanking deserts. In antiquity, it extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the first cataract of the Nile (to the second cataract in modern times). In the Table of Nations, Egypt (Heb. miṣrayim H5213)
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Egypt, Egyptians
EGYPT, EGYPTIANSThe present concern is with a relation between a nation and a text, between ancient Egypt and the OT Historical Books. The focus is on events and beliefs about Egypt reported in those books. Other facets of this relation will not be considered here. Among those other facets is the role
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
Egypt, Egyptians
EGYPT, EGYPTIANSAt about 650 miles from north to south and roughly 550 to 650 miles from east to west, Egypt today (including Sinai) is a large desert rectangle that occupies the northeast corner of Africa, where it links onto Western Asia. The only habitable areas, watered by the Nile, are the narrow
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Egyptians
EGYPTIANSBecause they are more menial and ignorant than every other people who are on the earth, the Egyptians have erred more than everyone else. For the gods of the barbarians and Greeks were not sufficient for them. So they introduced gods in the nature of animals and said that these were gods.…