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Egypt meaning

Αιγυπτος

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🔼Etymology of the name Egypt

According to the Oxford Companion to the Bible, the name Egypt is an English rendering of the Greek name Αιγυπτος (Aiguptos, Matthew 2:23, Acts 2:10, Hebrews 3:16), which in turn is a transliteration of the Egyptian Hwt-Ptah, meaning Temple of Ptah. The Egyptians themselves named their country Keme, meaning the Black Land.

In the Hebrew Bible the country of Egypt is always denoted by the name Mizraim.

Read our article on the word Exodus for a lengthy look at the function of Egypt in the Bible.