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Meaning and etymology of the name Egypt

Egypt Egypt

According to the Oxford Companion to the Bible, the name Egypt is an English rendering of the Greek name Aiguptos, 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 Bible the country of Egypt is always denoted by the name Mizraim.



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