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Rameses
        "the land of" (Gen. 47:11), was probably "the land of Goshen"
        (q.v.) 45:10. After the Hebrews had built Rameses, one of the
        "treasure cities," it came to be known as the "land" in which
        that city was built.
        The city bearing this name (Ex. 12:37) was probably identical
        with Zoan, which Rameses II. ("son of the sun") rebuilt. It
        became his special residence, and ranked next in importance and
        magnificance to Thebes. Huge masses of bricks, made of Nile mud,
        sun-dried, some of them mixed with stubble, possibly moulded by
        Jewish hands, still mark the site of Rameses. This was the
        general rendezvous of the Israelites before they began their
        march out of Egypt. Called also Raamses (Ex. 1:11).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Rameses' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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