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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Baal Zephon

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In Egypt, where Israel encamped before Pharaoh overtook them at the Red Sea (Ezekiel 14:2; Ezekiel 14:9; Numbers 33:7), W. of the gulf of Suez, below its head. Migdol and Baal Zephon were opposite one another, Baal Zephon being behind Pihahiroh in relation to the Israelites. Gesenius explains the name is sacred to Typhon; others from the root tsaphah , "to watch" equating to "watchtower," as Migdol also means "tower."

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Baal Zephon'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/b/baal-zephon.html. 1949.

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