Map of the Egyptian Empire (1450 B.C.)
This map reveals the Egyptian Empire
at the time of the Conquest of Canaan
by Thutmose III (1450 B.C.). The18th dynasty was established in Egypt during the
middle of the 16th century B.C. by Ahmose (Aahmes). At this time Egypt's
New Kingdom took complete control over the land of Canaan, the
kingdom lasted over 400 years.
Map of the Empire of
Egypt at 1450 B.C.
It was around this time that the term "Land
of Canaan" makes its first appearance in ancient historical
records. The term had originated on the Phoenician coastline and certain
inscriptions mention them as a class of wealthy merchants. Later the king
of Babylon used it to designate the entire Egyptian province of Canaan
when he wrote to Pharaoh:
"Canaan is thy land and
its kings are thy servants" (El-Amarna 8, 25)
The Bible Mentions a lot Concerning the "Egyptians"
14:31 - And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did
upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD,
and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
12:27 - That ye shall say, It [is] the sacrifice of the
LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of
Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and
delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
Exodus 7:24 - And all
the Egyptians digged round about the river for water
to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
- And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy
servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which
neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the
day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned
himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
- Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send
swarms [of flies] upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy
people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians
shall be full of swarms [of flies], and also the ground whereon they
2 Kings 7:6
- For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of
chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host:
and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired
against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the
Egyptians, to come upon us.
15:26 - And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the
voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his
sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his
statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have
brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] the LORD that
29:12 - And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the
midst of the countries [that are] desolate, and her cities among the
cities [that are] laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I
will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will
disperse them through the countries.
50:3 - And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are
fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the
Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
12:23 - For the LORD will pass through to smite the
Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and
on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will
not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite [you].
10:18 - And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the
LORD God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered
you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the
hand of all kingdoms, [and] of them that oppressed you:
- And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the
Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses [was] very great in the
land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight
of the people.
20:15 - How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have
dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed
us, and our fathers:
14:20 - And it came between the camp of the Egyptians
and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness [to them],
but it gave light by night [to these]: so that the one came not near
the other all the night.
19:23 - In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to
Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian
into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the
14:10 - And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel
lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians
marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of
Israel cried out unto the LORD.
- And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good
land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the
place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the
Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
47:15 - And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in
the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto
Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy
presence? for the money faileth.
19:21 - And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the
Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do
sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and
- And the fish that [is] in the river shall die, and the river shall
stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the
water of the river.
- Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying,
The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not
separated themselves from the people of the lands, [doing] according
to their abominations, [even] of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the
Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the
Egyptians, and the Amorites.
- And the fish that [was] in the river died; and the river stank,
and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the
river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
- And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of
a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the
Lord, the LORD of hosts.
- But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that
sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and
raiment: and ye shall put [them] upon your sons, and upon your
daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
41:56 - And the famine was over all the face of the earth:
And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the
Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
50:11 - And when the inhabitants of the land, the
Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This
[is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore
the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which [is] beyond Jordan.
33:3 - And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on
the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the
passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the
sight of all the Egyptians.
16:26 - Thou hast also committed fornication with the
Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased
thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
47:20 - And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh;
for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because
the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
- Now the Egyptians [are] men, and not God; and their
horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his
hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall
fall down, and they all shall fail together.