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honeycomb; anything that distills or drops

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Sometimes called also, in Hebrew, MOPH, Hosea 9:6, the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt. The ruins of it, though not to any great extent, are still found a few miles above Old Cairo, or Fostat, Isaiah 19:13 Jeremiah 2:16 44:1 Eze 30:13,16.

Memphis was the residence of the ancient kings of Egypt till the times of the Ptolemies, who commonly resided at Alexandria. Here, it is supposed, Joseph was a prisoner and a ruler, and here Moses stood before Pharaoh. The prophets, in the places above referred to, foretell the miseries Memphis was to suffer from the kings of Chaldea and Persia; and threaten the Israelites who should retire into Egypt, or should have recourse to the Egyptians, that they should perish in that country. In this city they fed and worshipped the sacred bull Apis, the embodiment of their false god Osiris; and Ezekiel says, that the lord will destroy the idols of Memphis, Ezekiel 30:13,16. Memphis retained much of its splendor till it was conquered by the Arabians in the eighteenth or nineteenth year of the Hegira, A. D. 641; after which it was superseded as the metropolis of Egypt by Fostat, now Old Cairo, in the construction of which its materials were employed. The pyramids, in which its distinguished men were buried, still survive; but the magnificent city, that stretched along for many miles between them and the river, has almost wholly disappeared.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew name of an Egyptian city (Isaiah 19:13; Jeremiah 2:16; 44:1; 46:14, 19; Ezek. 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.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

nof (noph; in Hosea 9:6 moph): A name for the Egyptian city Memphis (so the Septuagint), hence, thus rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) (Isaiah 19:13 Jeremiah 2:16; Jeremiah 44:1 Ezekiel 30:13, 16).


Strong's Hebrew
5297. Noph -- a city in Egypt
... 5296, 5297. Noph. 5298 . a city in Egypt. Transliteration: Noph Phonetic
Spelling: (nofe) Short Definition: Memphis. Word ... Noph. A ...
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5131. noph -- elevation, height
... 5130, 5131. noph. 5132 . elevation, height. Transliteration: noph Phonetic
Spelling: (nofe) Short Definition: elevation. ... Compare Noph. see HEBREW nuwph. ...
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4644. Moph -- ancient capital of Egypt
... NASB Word Usage Memphis (1). Memphis. Of Egyptian origin: Moph, the capital of Lower
Egypt -- Memphis. Compare Noph. see HEBREW Noph. 4643, 4644. Moph. 4645 ...
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5316. Nepheth -- "height," a city belonging to Manasseh
... Word Origin from the same as noph Definition "height," a city belonging to Manasseh
NASB Word Usage Napheth (1). country. For naphah; a height -- country. ...
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5299b. naphah -- height
... height. Transliteration: naphah Short Definition: heights. Word Origin from the
same as noph Definition height NASB Word Usage height (1), heights (2). ...
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His Earliest Oracles. (ii. 2-iv. 4. )
... The sons, too, of Noph and Tahpanhes have forced, 16 Have abused thee.(151) Is not
all this being done thee 17 For thy leaving of Me?(152) And now what to thee ...
// his earliest oracles ii.htm

Chapter i.
... murder of Gedaliah drove a host of Jewish fugitives to Egypt, where they settled
at Migdol (Magdolos), Tahpanhes (Taphnas = Daphne) [11] , Noph (Memphis), and ...
/.../an introduction to the old testament in greek additional notes/chapter i.htm

Index of Names and Subjects.
... Nineveh, Fall of, 162, 163, 175, 383. Nineveh, 175. Noph (Memphis), 94, 311.
Omnipresence, the Divine, 256, 366. Oracles on the Edge of Doom, 60, 195. ...
// of names and subjects.htm

... forced. Noph = Memphis, Egypt's capital; Tahpanhes = Daphne on the Egyptian road
to Palestine. ... women. 670 Hebrew adds and at Noph (Memphis). ...

Noph (6 Occurrences)
... (see MEMPHIS.). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. NOPH. nof (noph... 16). See MEMPHIS.
Multi-Version Concordance Noph (6 Occurrences). Isaiah ...
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Memphis (8 Occurrences)
... In Isaiah 19:13; Jeremiah 2:16; 46:14, 19; Ezek. 30:13, 16, it is mentioned under
the name Noph. It was the capital of Lower, ie, of Northern Egypt. ...
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Tah'panhes (5 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Tah'panhes (5 Occurrences). Jeremiah 2:16 The children
also of Noph and Tahpanhes feed upon the crown of thy head. (See RSV). ...
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Egypt (596 Occurrences)
... dynasties constitute what is known as the Old Empire, which had its capital at Memphis,
south of Cairo, called in the Old Testament Moph (Hosea 9:6) and Noph. ...
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Zo'an (7 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 19:13 The chiefs of Zoan have become foolish, the chiefs of Noph are tricked,
the heads of her tribes are the cause of Egypt's wandering out of the way. ...
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Noose (3 Occurrences)

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Nophah (1 Occurrence)

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Unpeopled (38 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Jeremiah 46:19 O daughter living in Egypt, make ready the vessels of a prisoner:
for Noph will become a waste, it will be burned up and become unpeopled. ...
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Inhabitress (12 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 46:19 Thou, inhabitress, daughter of Egypt, furnish for thyself a captive's
baggage, for Noph shall be a desolation and shall be ruined, so that none ...
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Idol (56 Occurrences)
... etc.). (2.) `Elil, "a thing of naught" (Psalm 97:7; Isaiah 19:3); a word
of contempt, used of the gods of Noph (Ezek. 30:13). (3 ...
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Noph (6 Occurrences)

Isaiah 19:13
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.

Jeremiah 2:16
Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.

Jeremiah 44:1
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,

Jeremiah 46:19
O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.

Ezekiel 30:13
Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 30:16
And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily.



Noph: A City of Egypt

Noph: Prophecies Against

Noph: Prophecy Against Jews In


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