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Bible Encyclopedias

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


A´mosis, an Egyptian monarch, the founder of the eighteenth dynasty, who ascended the throne in B.C. 1575. The period of his accession, and the change which then took place in the reigning family, strongly confirm the opinion of his being the 'new king who knew not Joseph' (Exodus 1:8); and if it be considered that he was from the distant province of Thebes, it is reasonable to expect that the Hebrews would be strangers to him, and that he would be likely to look upon them with the same distrust and contempt with which the Egyptians usually regarded foreigners.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Amosis'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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