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1. Great question! Ibn Ezra points this out in Vayigash and he explains that these are actually two different locations! Ramesess was the area in which the sons of Ya’akov settled, while Ra’amsess was one of the cities Pharaoh ordered the Jewish people to build.

Thank you.

That answer had actually occurred to me as well since one is described as “the land of Rameses” while the other is a city. Nonetheless, it seems odd to me that the names would be so similar and yet different.

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