Noph

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Noph : the Hebrew name of an Egyptian city (Isaiah 19:13; Jer.2:16; 44:1; 46:14,19; Ezekiel 30:13,16). In Hosea 9:6 the Hebrew name is Moph, and is translated "Memphis," which is its Greek and Latin form. It was one of the most ancient and important cities of Egypt, and stood a little to the south of the modern Cairo, on the western bank of the Nile. It was the capital of Lower Egypt. Among the ruins found at this place is a colossal statue of Rameses the Great. (See MEMPHIS.)

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