Moses an Egyptian Name? #general


J Schamroth <scham@...>
 

William is half right in his assertion that Moses was an Egyptian name.

As we all know >from Exodus 2:10, Pharoah's daughter drew out the infant
from the water and thus named hum Moshe (since Hebrew for 'drew out' is
Meshitihu). HOWEVER, Pharoah's daughter was Egyptian and would not have
known the Hebrew word 'Meshitiyu'. A commentary known as the 'Ebn Ezra'
states that she actually called him 'Monios' [Egyptian for 'drew out'] and
that Moshe is actually a translation >from the Egyptian.

J Schamroth (Jerusalem)


I heard once that Moses was actually not a Hebrew name, but an Egyptian
name.


clifton <clifton208@...>
 

I accept the fact that Moses was an Egyptian name
because he was named by an Egyptian woman. But what
was *her* name? Thanks,

Cherie Lifton, Fl.


Michael McTeer <desrx@...>
 

Not that I have any idea of what I am talking about, but the Revised
English Bible has the following footnotes for Exodus 2:10: "Moses: Heb.
Mosheh", "drew: Heb ver Mashah".

Michael McTeer
desrx@mybluelight.com


Udi Cain
 

Cherie Lifton asked:
I accept the fact that Moses was an Egyptian name
because he was named by an Egyptian woman. But what
was *her* name? Thanks<

Dear Cherie.

A daughter of Pharaoh who may had been the one referred to the story about
Moshe (Moses), was called Bitya. Her husband was Marred.

By the way, according to the bible, King Shlomo (Solomon) also married a
daughter of Pharaoh (amongst many other wives).

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem.


Steve Gaffin <batgalim@...>
 

How about the Hebrew verb "limshoch"- to pull (out)?
Steve Gaffin
Framingham MA USA

Researching GRACE GAFFIN PELLETZ JAFFE >from Kamajai, Vilnius, Kupiskis,
Riga, Kaunas


Not that I have any idea of what I am talking about, but the Revised
English Bible has the following footnotes for Exodus 2:10: "Moses: Heb.
Mosheh", "drew: Heb ver Mashah".

Michael McTeer>>


Jeff Malka <malkajef@...>
 

My understanding is that Moses is indeed an Egyptian name. Many Pharaohs
and other Egyptians had "Mose" as part of their name: Thutmosis (or more
correctly Tutmose), Ramses (Ramose in Egyptian hieroglyphics), Amonmose
come to mind but there mere many others.

Jeff Malka, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.S.
<malkajef@orthohelp.com>
"SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen"
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

"Resources for Sephardic Genealogy" website:
http://www.orthohelp.com/geneal/sefardim.htm
(Jewish Agency for Israel TOP TEN; Britannica 2 STARS)

William is half right in his assertion that Moses was an Egyptian name.

As we all know >from Exodus 2:10, Pharoah's daughter drew out the infant
from the water and thus named hum Moshe (since Hebrew for 'drew out' is
Meshitihu). HOWEVER, Pharoah's daughter was Egyptian and would not have
known the Hebrew word 'Meshitiyu'. A commentary known as the 'Ebn Ezra'
states that she actually called him 'Monios' [Egyptian for 'drew out']
and that Moshe is actually a translation >from the Egyptian.

J Schamroth (Jerusalem)


I heard once that Moses was actually not a Hebrew name, but an Egyptian
name.