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Mizraim

meaning: dual form of matzor, meaning a “mound” or "fortress”

also known as “Masar” or “Mesr”

This is the name of a Biblical man, a people and a land.

  1. Mizraim, son of Ham

    Mizraim is the 2nd son of Ham (Genesis 10:6.

    Relatives of Mizraim, son of Ham

  2. Mizraim, the people people (aka Mizraites)

    They are descendants of Mizraim, the second son of Ham (Genesis 10:6, 13; 1 Chronicles 1:8, 11). They are Egyptians.

  3. Mizraim, the land

    Neo-Babylonian texts use the name Mizraim for Egypt and it is inscribed on the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. This name was also generally given by the Hebrews to the land of Egypt, and may denote the two Egypts—the Upper and the Lower.

    The modern Arabic name for Egypt is Miṣr or Muzr.

Article Version: July 12, 2021