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Rame´ses, an Egyptian city in the land of Goshen, built, or at least fortified, by the labor of the Israelites (;;; ). The name of the city seems to have been sometimes given to the whole province (), by which it would appear to have been the chief city of the district. It was probably situated on the watershed between the Bitter Lakes and the Valley of the Seven Wells, not far from Heroöpolis, but not identical with that city. The name means 'son of the sun,' and was borne by several of the ancient kings of Egypt, one of whom was probably the founder of the city.





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

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