[b-hebrew] Ramases

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Thu Jul 29 18:42:24 EDT 2004


In a message dated 7/29/2004 12:54:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
wattswestmaas at eircom.net writes:


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

I take it you are referring to the toponym in Exodus.  The place referred to 
there is "Pr Ramss Mryimn" (spelled with inly the consonants), the northern 
capital and great city built by Ramesses II.  So, the name comes from Ramesses, 
himself, which means "Ra fashioned him".

Marianne Luban



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