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Pi-Hahiroth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A location where the Israelites stopped before they marched through the Red Sea (Exod 14:2, 9; Num 33:7–8). Yahweh commanded the Israelites to encamp in front of Pi-Hahiroth to wait for Pharaoh’s force to pursue them. Its exact location is unknown.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pi-Hahiroth
Pi-Hahiroth (פִּי הַחִירֹת‎, piy hachiroth). A location where the Israelites stopped before they marched through the Red Sea (Exod 14:2, 9; Num 33:7–8). Yahweh commanded the Israelites to encamp in front of Pi-Hahiroth to wait for Pharaoh’s force to pursue them. Its exact location is unknown.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pi-Hahiroth (Place)
PI-HAHIROTH (PLACE) [Heb pı̂ haḥı̂rōt (פִּי הַחִירֹת)]. A stopping place on the itinerary of the Israelites from Goshen to the wilderness (Exod 14:2, 9; Num 33:7–8). In Exod 14:2 the place is reached after “turning back” from Ethan, and in v 9 and Num 33:7 it is said to be “in front of” or E of Baal-zephon.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pi-hahiroth
Pi-hahiroth. Stopping place of the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land (Ex 14:2). It was here that the pursuing Egyptians overtook them (Ex 14:9), which led to the deliverance at the Red Sea, where Israel went through on dry ground but the Egyptians were drowned. Israel never
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pi-Hahiroth
Pi-Hahiroth pī-ha-hīʹroth [Heb. pî-haḥîrôṯ] (Ex. 14:2, 9; Nu. 33:7); HAHIROTH [Heb. haḥîrôṯ] (Nu. 33:8, RSV, but some Heb. MSS, ancient versions, the AV, and the NEB read Pi-hahiroth in this verse also). A town in the east delta of Egypt. The LXX in Ex. 14:2, 9 translates this name by Gk.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pi-Hahiroth
PI-HAHIROTH Stopping place of the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land (Ex 14:2). It was here that the pursuing Egyptians overtook them (v 9), which led to the deliverance at the Red Sea. Israel never forgot how the Lord had saved them. The precise location of Pi-hahiroth is uncertain,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pi-Hahiroth
Pi-hahiroth (pi´huh-hi´roth), a town mentioned in Exod. 14:2, 9 as an Israelite stopping place on the route from Egypt (see also Num. 33:7). Its associations with Baal-zephon and Migdol suggest an eastern Nile Delta location, but the site is not precisely known.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pi-Hahiroth
PI-HAHIROTHA place near the head of the Red Sea in sight and E of Baal-zephon (q.v.), where the Israelites camped before crossing over the sea (Ex 14:2, 9; Num 33:7–8). Perhaps it was part of the swampy land along the western shore of the Bitter Lakes, with Baal-zephon on a height of Jebel Murr or Jebel
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pihahiroth
PIHAHIROTH. An unidentified place on the border of Egypt (Ex. 14:2, 9; Nu. 33:7–8). Of Egyptian equivalents proposed, the likeliest is either Pi-Ḥrt, ‘House of the goddess Ḥrt’ (BASOR 109, 1948, p. 16) or P’-ḥr, a canal near Ra‘amses (cf. Caminos, 5, 1954, p. 74, two mentions).C. de Wit.K. A. Kitchen.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pi-Hahiroth
Pi-Hahiroth (Heb. pɩ̂-haḥɩ̂rôṯ)A place of encampment on the route of the Exodus, in the eastern Delta near Migdol and Baal-Zephon (Exod. 14:2, 9; Num. 33:7–8). The name cannot be identified with any known site. The LXX and Syriac have variant readings, including “the mouth of Heritha, the canal” (Num.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pi-Hahiroth
Pi-Hahiroth [pīˊə hīˊrŏth] (Heb. pî-haḥîrôṯ; cf. Egyp. pr-Ḥrt “house of [the deity] H|rt”). The last place the Israelites camped before they marched through the Red Sea (Exod. 14:2, 9; Num. 33:7); at v. 8 it is called “Hahiroth.” The location of (Pi-)Hahiroth is unknown, but must have
Hahiroth
Hahiroth [hə hīˊrŏth] (Heb. haḥîrōṯ). A place in the eastern Nile Delta, an early point in the exodus from Egypt (Num. 33:8; JB, NIV “Pi-hahiroth”; NJV “Pene-hahiroth”). See Pi-Hahiroth.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pi-hahiroth
Pi-hahi´roth, a place before or at which the Israelites encamped, at the close of the third march from Rameses (the last place before they crossed the Red Sea), when they went out of Egypt. Ex. 14:2, 9; Num. 33:7, 8. It is an Egyptian word, signifying “the place where sedge grows.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Pi-Hahiroth
PI-HAHI´ROTH (pi-ha-hīʹroth). The place before or at which the Israelites encamped at the close of their third march from Rameses. It was “between Migdol and the sea.… in front of Baal-zephon” (Ex. 14:2, 9; Num. 33:7; v. 8, “Hahiroth”) and is not identified beyond dispute. But Père Abel placed it in
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