Along with Canaan, Egypt is one of the most commonly mentioned locations in the Bible, and its people, the Egyptians (or Mitsri), play important roles in the story of the Israelites.
What is Egypt called in the Bible?
The name ‘Mizraim’ is the original name given for Egypt in the Hebrew Old Testament. Many Bibles will have a footnote next to the name ‘Mizraim’ explaining that it means ‘Egypt.
Who does Egypt represent in the Bible?
Egypt served as a refuge for Israelites one final time in the Bible. That occurrence was with the baby Jesus. When Jesus and his parents fled Bethlehem to Egypt (see Matt. 2:13–14), it is estimated that up to one million Jews lived in the city of Alexandria.
Does the Bible talk about the pyramids?
The construction of the pyramids is not specifically mentioned in the Bible. What we believe about their purpose does not impinge on any biblical doctrine.
Does the Bible say not to go back to Egypt?
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 NIV) Are you struggling with the temptation to backslide today? If you listen carefully, you just might hear the voice of God’s precious Spirit pleading with you–“Don’t go back to Egypt…”
Why is Egypt in the Bible?
Egypt was one of the imperial giants of the ancient Near East (ANE), a presence that still looms over the Old Testament. Its power and culture were enormously significant to Israel and Judah (and their whole region) in diverse ways throughout the entire period in which the Hebrew Bible was composed.
Did Jesus go to Egypt?
Both of the gospels which describe the nativity of Jesus agree that he was born in Bethlehem and then later moved with his family to live in Nazareth. The Gospel of Matthew describes how Joseph, Mary, and Jesus went to Egypt to escape from Herod the Great’s slaughter of the baby boys in Bethlehem.