Bible Articles on the Topic of Egypt

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Rahab (Egypt)

“Rahab” was the name of a mythological sea serpent or dragon, literally the “boisterous one,” referred to a number of times in the Old Testament (Psalms 87:4; 89:10; Job 9:13; 26:12; Isaiah 30:7, 51:9). The name of this monster has not hitherto been discovered in any extrabiblical text. In the Old Testament, Rahab functions similarly to Leviathan, an originally Canaanite chaos monster, but whether these are to be identified or are separate monsters in origin is not entirely clear.

The Fast of Gedalia

The day after Rosh Hashanah marks the Fast of Gedalia, one of the “minor fast days” in the Jewish calendar year. The fast begins in the early morning at dawn, and ends in the evening at dusk.


Egypt occupies the northeast corner of Africa. It is dominated by the River Nile. Over ninety per cent of the population live in the Nile river valley and delta. The country is the second most populous country in Africa, with only Nigeria having more people.

Egypt as a Corn Country

Nor is this all with regard to Egypt wherein is seen the image and superscription of truth. An argument for the Veracity of the New Testament has been found in the harmony which pervades the very many incidental notices of the condition of Judea at the period when the New Testament professes to have been written. A similar agreement without design may be remarked in the occasional glimpses of Egypt which open upon us in the course of the Mosaic History.

Vayeira: Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael and...Exodus?

In the story of Hagar and Ishmael, when they were expelled by Abraham into the desert, we interestingly have the beginning of seeds of what will happen to Abraham’s descendents several hundred years later, in Egypt.

Vayeira: Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael and...Exodus?

In the story of Hagar and Ishmael, when they were expelled by Abraham into the desert, we interestingly have the beginning of seeds of what will happen to Abraham’s descendents several hundred years later, in Egypt.


The land of the Nile and the pyramids, the oldest kingdom of which we have any record, holds a place of great significance in Scripture.


ē ́jipt: (מצרים, micrayim; ἡ Αἴγυπτος, hē Aíguptos): Usually supposed to represent the dual of Misrayim, referring to “the two lands,” as the Egyptians called their country. This dualism, however, has been denied by some.


miz ́rā́-im (מצרים, micrayīm):


A’bel-miz’raim, (Heb. Abel’ Mitsra'yim, מַצרִיַם אָבֵל, meadow of Egypt; but which should probably be pointed אֵבֶל מַצרִיַם, E'bel Mistra'yim, mourning of the Egyptians, as in the former part of the same verse: and so appear to have read the Sept. πένθος Αἰγύπτου, and Vulg. Ploenctus Egypti), a place beyond (i.e. on the west bank of) the Jordan, occupied (perhaps subsequently) by the threshing-floor of Atad. where the Egyptians performed their seven days’ mourning ceremonies over the embalmed body of Jacob prior to interment (Genesis 1; 11). SEE ATAD. Jerome (Onomast. Area Atad) places it between Jericho and the Jordan, at three Roman miles distance from the former and two from the latter, corresponding (Reland, Paloese. p. 522) to the later site of BETH-HOGLAH (q.v.).


E’gypt, (or, more strictly, AEgypt, since the word is but anglicized from the Gr. and Lat. Αἴγυπτος, AEgyptus), a region important from the earliest times, and more closely identified with Bible incidents than any other, except the Holy Land itself. For a vindication of the harmony between Scripture history and the latest results of Egyptological research (Brugsch, Aus dem Orient, Berl. 1864), see Volck in the Dorpater Zeitschrift, 1867, 2, art. 2.


Zo’an, (Heb. Tso'an, צעִן; Sept. Τανίς; ,Vulg. Taais), an ancient city of Lower Egypt, situated on the eastern side of the Tanitic branch of the Nile, and mentioned several times in the Old Test. (Numbers 13:22; Psalms 78:12,43; Isaiah 19:11,13; 30:4; Ezekiel 30:14). Its ruins have lately been carefully explored (Petrie, Tanis, in “Mem. of Eg. Expl. Fund,’ Lond. 1884-8).

Abram and Sara in Egypt


A Boy Named Moses




Egyptian Workout


Joseph Dwelleth in Egypt (gouache on board)


Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites (gouache on board)


Rameses, Succoth and Baal-Zephon

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Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. It is one of six civilizations to arise independently. Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh Narmer (commonly referred to as Menes). The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age.


Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner falcon or peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head.


Pathros (/ˈpeɪ.θroʊs/) is a traditional Anglicization of Hebrew פַּתְרוֹס [patrôs] (cf. Greek Παθούρης [Pathourēs]; Φαθωρῆς [Phathōrēs]), referring to Upper Egypt, primarily the Thebaid. It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in Jeremiah 44:1 and 15; Isaiah 11:11; and Ezekiel 29:14, 30:14. It is the homeland of the Pathrusim.

Ptolemaic dynasty

The Ptolemaic dynasty /ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ᵻk/ (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖοι, Ptolemaioi), sometimes also known as the Lagids /ˈlædʒᵻdz/ or Lagidae /ˈlædʒᵻˌdiː/ (Ancient Greek: Λαγίδαι, Lagidai, after Lagus, Ptolemy I’s father), was a Macedonian Greek royal family which ruled the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt during the Hellenistic period. Their rule lasted for 275 years, from 305 to 30 BC. They were the last dynasty of ancient Egypt.

Ptolemaic Kingdom

The Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, Ptolemaïk? Basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I Soter’s accession after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and which ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC.

Ptolemy I Soter

Ptolemy I Soter I (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Σωτήρ, Ptolemaios Sōtḗr, i.e. Ptolemy (pronounced /ˈtɒləmi/) the Savior), also known as Ptolemy Lagides (c. 367 BC – 283/2 BC), was a Macedonian Greek general under Alexander the Great, one of the three Diadochi who succeeded to his empire. Ptolemy became ruler of Egypt (323–283/2 BC) and founded a dynasty which ruled it for the next three centuries, turning Egypt into a Hellenistic kingdom and Alexandria into a center of Greek culture. He assimilated some aspects of Egyptian culture, however, assuming the traditional title pharaoh in 305/4 BC. The use of the title of pharaoh was often situational, pharaoh was used for an Egyptian audience, and Basileus for a Greek audience, as exemplified by Egyptian coinage.

Rahab (Egypt)

Rahab m.n. (Hebrew: רַהַב, Modern Rahav, Tiberian Rahaḇ; “blusterer” is used in the Hebrew Bible to indicate rage, fierceness, insolence, pride.) Rahab is the emblematic name of Egypt and is also spoken of with the sea. In medieval Jewish folklore, Rahab is a mythical sea monster.