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Egyptus

This article is about the Book of Abraham's Egyptus. For the reference from Egyptian mythology, see Aegyptus.

In Latter-day Saint theology, Egyptus is the name of two women in the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price. One is the wife of Ham, son of Noah, who bears his children. The other is their daughter, who discovers Egypt. The younger Egyptus bears Pharaoh, the first Pharaoh of Egypt. Egyptus and Pharaoh are described as righteous people, and Pharaoh is said to have ruled Egypt wisely during his reign.

The general concensus among LDS religious scholars is that Egyptus was not the real name of these women, but was a later substitute for the original name, under the same Biblical tradition of naming ancestors after the homelands, circumstances or descriptions, rather than by their personal names.

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