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Pithom
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pithom
Pithom (פִתֹם‎, phithom). A storage city in eastern Egypt which the Hebrew slaves built for Pharaoh (Exod 1:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pithom (Place)
PITHOM (PLACE) [Heb pı̄tōm (פִּתֹם)]. One of the two storage cities built by the Hebrews while in Egypt (Exod 1:11) laboring under an oppressive pharaoh. The city also served as a fortress to help guard Egypt from invasion from the east.The Hebrew pı̄tōm has been shown to be a transcription of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pithom
Pithom. One of the store-cities (along with Raamses) built by the Israelites during their Egyptian captivity (Ex 1:11). There has been considerable debate among Egyptologists for over a century as to the identification of these sites. The identification of Raamses is fairly well established as being
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pithom
Pithom piʹhəm [Heb. piṯōm]. One of the two store-cities built by the Hebrews during their bondage in Egypt. Pithom occurs only in Ex. 1:11, but Rameses, the other store-city, is mentioned four times (Ex. 1:11; 12:37; Nu. 33:3, 5).Pithom is the Hebrew rendering of the Egyp pr i̓tm or Pr-Tm (Per Tum).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pithom
PITHOM One of the store cities (along with Rameses) built by the Israelites during their Egyptian captivity (Ex 1:11). There has been considerable debate among Egyptologists for over a century as to the identification of these sites. The identification of Rameses is fairly well established as being associated
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pithom
Pithom (pi´thom; from Egyptian per-atum, “house of Atum”), an Egyptian store-city mentioned in Exod. 1:11 together with Raamses. It was built by Israelite slave labor not long before the exodus. Apparently the city contained a temple center of the creator god, Atum, of On-Heliopolis. The modern identification
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pithom
PITHOM. One of the two store-cities (Ex 1:11) built for the Egyptians by Israelite forced labor (cf. LXX, which adds, “On, that is Heliopolis”), mentioned only once in the Bible. See City; Treasure. The OT does not give specific information to aid to locating the site. Pithom has been sought in the Delta
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pithom
PITHOM (Old Egyp. Pr-itm, ‘mansion of the god Atum’). A city of Egypt where the Israelites were afflicted with heavy building burdens (Ex. 1:11). Most accept that it was situated in Wadi Tumilat, at Tell el-Maskhuta or Tell er-Retaba. Not far away from this place was the migdol of Tjeku, which may be
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pithom
Pithom (Heb. piṯōm)One of the Egyptian store-cities built by Israelite forced labor (Exod. 1:11). The name (Egyp. Pr-Htm) means “House of Atum,” the Egyptian solar-deity Re (cf. Jer. 43:13, Beth-shemesh; LXX Heliopolis; the LXX of Exod. 1:11 mentions Pithom along with “On, which is Heliopolis”).Early
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pithom
Pithom [pīˊthəm] (Heb. piṯōm; Egyp. pr-i̓tm “house of [the deity] Atum”).† An Egyptian store-city built by the enslaved Israelites (Exod. 1:11). Two sites are suggested for Pithom at the eastern end of Wâdī Tum-ilât in the area between the modern city of Zagazig and Lake Timsâḥ: modern
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Pithom
PITHOM A city in the land of Goshen in Egypt. The meaning of the name is ‘the house of the god Atum’. Goshen was one of the treasure cities built for Pharaoh by the Children of Israel (Exod. 1:11). Herodotus, who visited Egypt in about 440 bc, mentions Pathomus, a city of Arabians (ii: 158). He also
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pithom
PITHOM A city in Egypt built by enslaved Israelites (Exod 1:11). The city was intended to serve as a storage facility. Suggestions for its location have included eastern Delta sites such as Tell el-Maskhuta, Tell el-Ratabah, and even the famous city of Heliopolis. Scholars now strongly favor Tell el-Ratabah
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