pharaoh fâr´ō [key] [Heb., from Egyptian,=the great house], title of the kings of ancient Egypt. Of the pharaohs in the Bible, Shishak is Sheshonk I , Neco or Necoh is Necho , and Hophra is Apries . Many scholars believe that the pharaoh who oppressed the Jews in chapters 1–14 of the Book of Exodus was Seti I and that his son Ramses II was the pharaoh of the Exodus.
See also Dynasties of Ancient Egypt (table).
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