Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


The Hebrew name of an Egyptian city (Isa. 19:13; Jer. 2:16, 44:1, 46:14, 19; Ezek. 30:13, 16). In Hos. 9:6 the Hebrew name is Moph, and is translated "Memphis," which is its Greek and Latin form. It was one of the most ancient and important cities of Egypt, and stood a little to the south of the modern Cairo, on the western bank of the Nile. It was the capital of Lower Egypt. Among the ruins found at this place is a colossal statue of Rameses the Great.

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