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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Rameses

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Rame'ses. (child of the sun). A city and district of lower Egypt. Genesis 47:11; Exodus 12:37; Numbers 33:3; Numbers 33:5. 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 oppressed the children of Israel. Exodus 1:11.

(It was, probably, the capital of Goshen, and situated in the valley of the Pelusiac mouth of the Nile. McClintock and Strong say that its location is indicated by the present Tell Ramsis, a quadrangular mound near Belbeis. Dr. Brugsch thinks that it was at Zoan-Tanis, the modern San, on the Tanitic branch of the Nile, and that it was built or enlarged by Rameses II, and made his capital. - Editor).

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Rameses'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/r/rameses.html. 1901.

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