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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4644 - מֹף

Transliteration
môph
Phonetics
mofe
Origin
of Egyptian origin
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Location
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Memphis = “haven of the good”

1) a capital of Lower Egypt located on the western bank of the Nile about 9 miles (15 kilometers) south of Cairo

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (1)
Hosea
1
NAS (1)
Hosea
1
HCS (1)
Hosea
1
BSB (1)
Hosea
1
ESV (1)
Hosea
1
WEB (1)
Hosea
1
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מֹף pr.n. Memphis, a city of Egypt, Hosea 9:6 elsewhere called נֹף Isaiah 19:13; Jeremiah 2:16 the ruins of which, although small, are found on the western bank of the Nile, to the south of Old Cairo; called by the Copts, ⲙⲉⲛϥⲓ; in Sahidic, ⲙⲉⲛϥⲉ, also ⲙⲉⲍⲛⲟⲩϥⲓ, (in the Rosetta inscriptions, page 5, as commonly read panoë), from which forms the Hebrew name, as well as the Gr. Μέμφις, and the Arab. منف are easily explained. The etymology of the Egyptian name is thus spoken of by Plutarch (De Iside et Osiride, p. 369), τὴν μὲν πόλιν Μέμφιν οἱ μὲν ὅρμον ἀγαθῶν (compare ⲙⲉⲍ full, and ⲛⲟⲩϥⲓ good) ἑρμηνεύουσιν, οἱ δʼ ὡς τάφον Ὀσίριδος (compare ⲙⲍⲁⲩ sepulchre, and ⲟⲛⲫⲓ = ευ�εργετης, an epithet of Osiris), both of which are applicable to Memphis, the sepulchre of Osiris, and the Necropolis of the Egyptians; and hence, also, the gate of the blessed, since burial was only allowed to the good. See Jablonskii Opuscc. edit. te Water, t. i. page 137, 150, 179; t. ii. page 131; Creuzeri, Commentatt. Herodot. § 11, page 105, seq.; Champollion, l’Egypte sous les Pharaons, i. page 363; my Comment. on Isa. loc. cit. [But see Thes. on this word and its hieroglyphic form, as shewn by Dr. Thomas Young.]

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List of Word Forms
מֹ֣ף מף mof mōp̄
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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