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Rameses

[ram-uh-seez] /ˈræm əˌsiz/
noun
1.
Ramses (def 1).
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Rameses

/ˈræmɪˌsiːz/
noun
1.
same as Ramses

Ramses

/ˈræmsiːz/
noun
1.
any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt, who ruled from ?1315 to ?1090 bc
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Rameses in the Bible

"the land of" (Gen. 47:11), was probably "the land of Goshen" (q.v.) 45:10. After the Hebrews had built Rameses, one of the "treasure cities," it came to be known as the "land" in which that city was built. The city bearing this name (Ex. 12:37) was probably identical with Zoan, which Rameses II. ("son of the sun") rebuilt. It became his special residence, and ranked next in importance and magnificance to Thebes. Huge masses of bricks, made of Nile mud, sun-dried, some of them mixed with stubble, possibly moulded by Jewish hands, still mark the site of Rameses. This was the general rendezvous of the Israelites before they began their march out of Egypt. Called also Raamses (Ex. 1:11).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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