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Rameses
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rameses
Rameses (רַעַמְסֵס‎, ra'amses). An east Nile delta city where the Israelites lived during their time in Egypt. Joseph’s family arrive at Rameses in Gen 47:11, and it becomes the starting point for the Exodus narrative in Exod 1.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rameses (Place)
RAMESES (PLACE) [Heb raʿamsēs (רַעַמְסֵס)]. Var. RAAMSES. The region of Egypt in which Joseph settled his father and brothers (Gen 47:11), and the name of one of the Egyptian store cities (presumably in the same region) subsequently built by the Hebrew slaves (Exod 1:11). As such, Rameses figures as
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rameses (Place)
Rameses (Place). Place (also called Ra‛amses or Ramses) mentioned with Pithom in Exodus 1:11 (kjv Raamses) as one of the locations where the Hebrews were engaged in a building program for the pharaoh. Here they were afflicted with heavy burdens by the pharaoh’s officers. In due course they escaped their
Raamses
Raamses. Alternate spelling of Rameses, an Egyptian city, in Exodus 1:11.See Rameses (Place).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rameses (Place)
RAMESES (Place) Place (also called Ra’amses or Ramses) mentioned with Pithom in Exodus 1:11 (kjv “Raamses”) as one of the locations where the Hebrews were engaged in a building program for the pharaoh. Here they were afflicted with heavy burdens by the pharaoh’s officers. In due course they escaped their
Ramses (Place)
RAMSES* (Place) Alternate form of the Egyptian place-name Rameses. See Rameses (Place).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Raamses, Rameses
Raamses, Rameses (ray-am´seez), one of two store-cities (the other was Pithom) built by the Hebrews for Pharaoh (Exod. 1:11). It was from Raamses that the Israelites departed on the exodus (Exod. 12:37; Num. 33:3, 5). The Egyptian name of this city was Piramesse (per-ramessu, “house of Ramesses”). Named
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rameses
RAMESES. Also called Raamses. An Egyptian city located in the NE section of the Delta. The name is also applied to an area of the Delta in which Joseph settled his father and brothers when they migrated from Palestine in time of famine (Gen 47:11). Rameses was one of the two store-cities built for Pharaoh
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ra’amses, Rameses
RA’AMSES, RAMESES (Egyp. Pr-R‘mssw, Pi-Ramessē, ‘Domain of Ramesses’). A city of Egypt mentioned with Pithom, where the Hebrews were afflicted with heavy burdens (Ex. 1:11; 12:37; Nu. 33:3). This was the famous E-Delta residence of Rameses II (c. 1290–1224 bc). The kings of the 18th Dynasty did no building
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rameses (Place)
Rameses (Heb. Ramʿamsēs) (PLACE) (also RAAMSES)The region in which the Hebrews settled during their Egyptian sojourn (Gen. 47:11) and the name of a store-city they were forced to build (Exod. 1:11, Raamses). Rameses was the starting point for the Exodus (Exod. 12:37; Num. 33:3, 5). The city was named
Raamses
Raamses (Heb. raʿamsēs)Alternate form of Rameses, an Egyptian store-city built by the Israelites and later the Ramesside capital (Exod. 1:11).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rameses (Place)
RAMESES [rămˊə sēz] (Heb. ra˓mesēs; Egyp. Prr˓-ms-sw “house of Rameses”) (PLACE). A city in the northeastern Nile delta region of Egypt, capital during the Ramesside era (Nineteenth-Twentieth Dynasties, 1319–1085 B.C.). It was renamed after Pharaoh Rameses II, who, together with his predecessor
Raamses
Raamses [rā ămˊsēz] (Heb. ra˓amsēs). Alternate form of the name of the Ramesside capital (Exod. 1:11). See Rameses (Place).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Rameses
RAMESES The name of a town and a district in the eastern half of the Nile Delta named after Pharaoh Rameses II, where Joseph settled his father and brothers (Gen. 47:11); one of the treasure cities built by the Israelites for Pharaoh (Exod. 1:11). In Egyptian it is known as ‘Per-Rameses’, ‘House of Rameses’.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rameses
RAMESES A city in the eastern Nile Delta named after Pharaoh Rameses II, ruler of Egypt from about 1279 to 1213 b.c. It served as the royal residence of the pharaohs of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties (ca. 1295–1069 b.c.). Modern archaeology locates Rameses at the site called Qantir.It was in
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rameses
Rame´ses, or Ra-am´ses (child of the sun), a city and district of lower Egypt. Gen. 47:11; Ex. 12:37; Num. 33:3, 5. This land of Rameses either corresponds to the land of Goshen or was a district of it, more probably the former. The city was one of the two store-cities built for the Pharaoh who first
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