Pihahiroth
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Pihahiroth

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. (Exodus 14:2,9; Numbers 35:7,8) It is an Egyptian word, signifying "the place where sedge grows."

ATS Bible Dictionary
Pihahiroth

A place near the Gulf of Suez, on its northwest side. It was the third and last encampment of the Hebrews, before crossing the Red Sea, Exodus 14:2,9 Numbers 33:7. Its exact location cannot now be determined. See EXODUS.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Place where the reeds grow (LXX. and Copt. read "farmstead"), the name of a place in Egypt where the children of Israel encamped (Exodus 14:2, 9), how long is uncertain. Some have identified it with Ajrud, a fortress between Etham and Suez. The condition of the Isthmus of Suez at the time of the Exodus is not exactly known, and hence this, with the other places mentioned as encampments of Israel in Egypt, cannot be definitely ascertained. The isthmus has been formed by the Nile deposits. This increase of deposit still goes on, and so rapidly that within the last fifty years the mouth of the Nile has advanced northward about four geographical miles. In the maps of Ptolemy (of the second and third centuries A.D.) the mouths of the Nile are forty miles further south than at present. (see EXODUS.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PI-HAHIROTH

pi-ha-hi'-roth (pi-ha-chiroth (Exodus 14:2-9 Numbers 33:7-8)):

1. Meaning of Name:

Nothing is known of the meaning of the name. Pi-Hahiroth Some attempts toward an Egyptian etymology for it have been made, but without much success. Since the meaning of the name is unknown and no description of the place or its use is given, it is impossible to determine anything concerning the character of Pi-Hahiroth, whether a city, a sanctuary, a fortress, or some natural feature of the landscape.

2. Location:

Neither Pi-Hahiroth nor any other place mentioned with it can be exactly located. A recent discovery of manuscripts in Egypt furnishes a mention of this place, but affords very little assistance in locating it, nothing comparable to the account in the Bible itself. If any one of the places mentioned in connection with the crossing of the Red Sea could be located approximately, all the others could, also, be similarly located by the description given in the account in Exodus. The route beyond the Sea has been made out with almost positive certainty. A journey along the way is so convincing that hardly anything can shake the conviction which it produces. This identification of the route of the exodus beyond the Sea requires the place of the crossing to be within 3 days' journey of Marah, which puts it somewhere near the modern Suez. It may be anywhere within 10 miles of that point. This approximately locates all the other places mentioned in connection with the crossing: Migdol must be Ras 'Ataqah, or some other high point in the mountains of the western deserts, where might be placed a watchtower. Pi-Hahiroth is between this point and the Sea and Baal-zephon near the opposite eastern shore. This puts Pi-Hahiroth at some point along the old shore line of the Sea within 10 miles of the site of modern Suez.

M. G. Kyle

Thesaurus
Pihahiroth (4 Occurrences)
...Pihahiroth (4 Occurrences). ... Numbers 33:7 They traveled from Etham, and turned back
to Pihahiroth, which is before Baal Zephon: and they encamped before Migdol. ...
/p/pihahiroth.htm - 10k

Pi-hahiroth (4 Occurrences)
Pi-hahiroth. Pihahiroth, Pi-hahiroth. Pi-hahi'roth . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
(WBS YLT). Pihahiroth, Pi-hahiroth. Pi-hahi'roth . Reference Bible.
/p/pi-hahiroth.htm - 10k

Zephon (5 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Exodus 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and
encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. ...
/z/zephon.htm - 8k

Pi (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before
Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. ...
/p/pi.htm - 7k

Baalzephon (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before
Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it ...
/b/baalzephon.htm - 8k

Baal-zephon (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before
Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon: over against ...
/b/baal-zephon.htm - 8k

Ba'al-ze'phon (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before
Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. ...
/b/ba'al-ze'phon.htm - 7k

Hahiroth (4 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before
Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. ...
/h/hahiroth.htm - 7k

Migdol (6 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before
Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. ...
/m/migdol.htm - 12k

Pitched (101 Occurrences)
... (KJV JPS). Numbers 33:7 And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pihahiroth,
which is before Baalzephon: and they pitched before Migdol. (KJV JPS). ...
/p/pitched.htm - 33k

Concordance
Pihahiroth (4 Occurrences)

Exodus 14:2
"Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.
(WEB KJV ASV)

Exodus 14:9
The Egyptians pursued after them: all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his army; and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal Zephon.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE)

Numbers 33:7
They traveled from Etham, and turned back to Pihahiroth, which is before Baal Zephon: and they encamped before Migdol.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV)

Numbers 33:8
And they departed from before Pihahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.
(KJV)

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Pihahiroth

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