[b-hebrew] Ramases

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Jul 29 17:08:51 EDT 2004

While not an Egyptologist, I do know that it means "born of Re". Re, of
course, is the sun god. The "mese[s]" is the same element as in Thutmose
(there were several pharaohs by that name), and, presumably in "Moses",
assuming that that was a real Egyptian name, with some theophopic element
cut off.

The Ramses in Num. 33:3 is, of course, the city of Pr-Rameses, which means
"House of Ramses", the same a the Ramses that the Israelite slaves built in
Ex. 1.

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Subject: [b-hebrew] Ramases

> A quick question for the Egyptologists amongst you:  Does Ramases mean
> anything in the Egyptian language?
> Thankyouy Chris.
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