Mizraim is a son of Ham, the son of Noah. He was the younger brother of Cush and elder brother of Phut and Canaan. His children were Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, Casluhim (out of whom came Philistim) and Caphtorim. He was the ancestor of the Hamites in lower Egypt and Africa, and of the Hamites of Canaan and several others. He appears on the Biblical Timeline around 2300 BC
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Hebrews associated Mizraim with the land of Egypt also known as “the land of Hamites” as referred to in Psalm 105:23. In the Old Testament, the twofold form of matzor could signify the two Egypts; Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt.
Egypt: the land of Mizraim
Egypt, also known by the names Musuru, Musru, Misir or Masri in other languages is where the story of the Israelite nations started. It is a transcontinental country found in North Africa. With the land bridge, Sinai Peninsula connecting to the Southwest Asia, it had great influence in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, and other Muslim countries. Its boundary is defined by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Sudan to the south, Libya on the west, and the Red Sea on the east. The Gaza Strip and Israel can also be found bordering on the northeast.
It was declared a Republic country since 1953 but is under Emergency Law starting in 1967, so it has been governed autocratically by Mohamed Hosni Mubarak from 1981 to 2011. On February 2011, the country’s revolution ended the almost 30 years of Mubarak’s authority giving way to the ruling of a military council.
What Part of the Bible Mentions Mizraim?
Genesis 10:6,13, 1 Chronicles 1:8, 11. Mizraim as the son of Ham, along with Cush, Phut and Canaan.
Genesis 10:13. 1, Chronicles 1:11 Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, as sons of Mizraim.
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