Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization located along the Lower Nile, reaching from the Nile Delta in the north to as far south as Jebel Barkal at the time of its greatest extension (15th century BC). It lasted for three millennia, from circa 3200 BC to 343 BC, ending when Artaxerxes III conquered Egypt. As a civilization based on irrigation it is the quintessential example of an "hydraulic empire."

Egypt was a transcontinental nation located mostly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula lying in Asia.

There are several words used in the bible that refer to Egypt, 2 are Hebrew/Aramaic and 2 are Greek.

Hebrew/Aramaic (Old Testament)
Strongs # Hebrew Transliteration Pronunciation English
H4714 מִצְרַיִם dual for מָצוֹר Mitsrayim mits·rah'·yim Egypt, Egyptian, Mizraim, Egyptians
H4713 מִצְרִי Mitsriy mits·rē' Egyptian, Egyptian, Egypt, Egyptian women

Greek (New Testament)
Strongs # Greek Transliteration Pronunciation English
G125 Αἴγυπτος Aigyptos ī'-güp-tos Egypt
G124 Αἰγύπτιος Aigyptios ī-gü'p-tē-os Egyptian, Egyptians


No comments:




Blog Archive


Desiring God Blog

Youth for Christ International