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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Thebes
Thebes A city on the Nile River in Upper Egypt. The capital of Egypt throughout much of antiquity.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Thebes (Place)
THEBES (PLACE) [Heb nōʾ ʾāmôn (נֹא אָמֹון)]. Greek designation (at least as early as Homer) of the second most populous and important city in Egypt after Memphis, located on the Nile ca. 225km N of Elephantine and ca. 700km S of the Mediterranean (25°42´N; 32°37´E). (The precise derivation of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Thebes
Thebes. City appearing in the OT as No, or No-Amon. “No” means city and is equivalent to the Egyptian Waset or Greek Thebes. No-Amon means “city of Amon.” Thebes appears only in the prophetic Scriptures of the OT and only in a context of judgment (Jer 46:25; Ez 30:14–16; Na 3:8). Thebes would suffer
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Thebes
Thebes thēbz [Heb. nōʾ, nōʾ, ʾāmôn < Egyp niʾw[t]–ʾImn—‘city of (the god) Amon’]; AV, NEB, NO (Jer. 46:25; Ezk. 30:14–16); AV “populous No” (Nah. 3:8); NEB, RSV mg, also NO-AMON (Nah. 3:8). A city in Upper (i.e., southern) Egypt.After the establishment of Egypt’s Middle Kingdom in 1991 b.c.,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thebes
THEBES City appearing in the OT as No or No-Amon. No means “city” and is equivalent to the Egyptian Waset or Greek Thebes. No-Amon means “city of Amon.” Thebes appears only in the prophetic Scriptures of the OT and only in a context of judgment (Jer 46:25; Ez 30:14–16; Na 3:8). Thebes would suffer judgment
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thebes
Thebes (theebz). Egypt’s magnificent capital city during much of the second and first millennia bce. Located in Upper Egypt some 330 miles south of modern Cairo, the metropolis included vast monumental temple and palace complexes along both banks of the Nile, much of which is still visible today in the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Thebes
THEBES (Heb. No, as av). Once Egypt’s most magnificent capital. Heb. No corresponds to the Egyp. n’iw(t), ‘the City’ par excellence, and No-Amon to the Egyp. phrase n’iw(t)-’Imn, ‘the City of (the god) Amūn’. In Gk. it is called both Thebes, the usual term in modern writings, and Diospolis magna. Some
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thebes
Thebes (Gk. Thebes)The second most populous and important city in Egypt after Memphis. Heb. nōʾ corresponds to Egyp. nHw (t), “the City,” and No-Amon corresponds to Egyp. nHw (t)-ʾImn, “the City of (the god) Amun.” Thebes is its Greek name.Thebes is located ca. 483 km. (300 mi.) S of Cairo. The site
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thebes
Thebes [thēbz] (Heb. nō˒ [˒āmôn]; Egyp. ni̓wt [˒Imn] “city [of Amon]”).† The major city of Upper Egypt and capital of the united kingdom. The magnificent city straddled both sides of the Nile river at a site ca. 500 km. (300 mi.) south of Cairo. On the east bank was the temple complex
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Thebes, No Amon
THEBES, NO AMON The capital of upper Egypt, and in certain periods also the capital of the whole country. Although it existed at the time of the Middle Kingdom it flourished mainly during the period of the New Kingdom (18th–20th Dynasties). No Amon meant ‘the city of the god Amun’ and this is how most
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Thebes
THEBES A renowned city of upper Egypt; it ranked with Memphis in importance. It was located on the present sites of Luxor and Karnak on the east bank of the Nile. Thebes was sacked by the Assyrians under Ashurbanipal in 663 b.c., and was again attacked by the Persians in 525 and 343 b.c. The city was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Thebes
Thebes (Authorized Version No, the multitude of No, populous No), a chief city of ancient Egypt, long the capital of the upper country, and the seat of the Diospolitan dynasties, that ruled over all Egypt at the era of its highest splendor. It was situated on both sides of the Nile, 400 or 500 miles
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