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  • n. any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt between 1315 and 1090 BC


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  • Greenberg argues that this was the city in which the Jews were put to work, and that the name Ramses was used simply because that was the name of the city the scribe writing the story — decades later — knew at the time.

    The Exodus

  • After a short interregnum, order was restored by a military figure, Sethnakhte (1186–1184), whose son took the name Ramses III (1184–1153).

    e. The New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period (18th-24th Dynasties)

  • The guide's favourite comment was that "Ramses loved himself" so it become a joke in the family and we called Ramses 'the one who loved himself'. Recent Updates

  • The pharaonic name Ramses literally means “The God Ra is Born,” so perhaps Moses is a version of the end of a longer name of this type.

    The Great Experiment

  • Thence it is half a day's journey to Ain-al-Shams or Ramses, which is in ruins.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • But here a student who was called Ramses in the friendly coterie intervened.

    Yama: the pit

  • "Yes, the man called Ramses XIII is a traitor, for not only does he select spies and robbers to discover the way to the treasures of the labyrinth, not only does he reject the treaty with Assyria, which Egypt needs absolutely."

    The Pharaoh and the Priest An Historical Novel of Ancient Egypt

  • All three of these possibilities have significant problems, although Rameses appears to be the Pharaoh of popular imagination (the Pharaoh of "The Prince of Egypt" is called Ramses).

    The Millennial Star

  • "Ramses," he said softly, "did you leave a light in your room?"

    The Mummy Case

  • Then our doom came upon us, as the Lady of Shalott might have said (indeed, I believe she actually did say so) in the form of our son, "Ramses" Walter Peabody Emerson.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs


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