Memphis

Memphis (MemĀ“fis)

An ancient capital of Egypt located on the west bank of the Nile about fifteen miles south of modern Cairo. Memphis is mentioned in the prophetic books as symbolic of Egyptian power and idolatry, to be overthrown (Isa 19:13; Ezek 30:13), and as a place of exile or retreat for Israel (Jer 2:16-18; Hos 9:6).

Isa 19:13

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Ezek 30:13

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Jer 2:16-18

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Hos 9:6

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