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Holman Bible Dictionary

Pelusium

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(peh' lew ssih uhm) Egyptian military outpost near the mouth of the easternmost branch of the Nile, about eighteen miles west of the Suez Canal, identified with modern el Farama. Some modern translations follow the Vulgate in reading Pelusium at Ezekiel 30:15-16 (NIV, NRSV, TEV; also KJV and NAS margins). Pelusium was the site of the defeat of Pharoah Psammetichus III by Cambyses of Persia in 525 B.C. KJV, NAS follow the Hebrew in reading Sin. Some Greek and Latin witnesses read Sais, the capital of the Twenty-Sixth (Saite) Dynasty (663-525 B.C.), at Ezekiel 30:15 . Sais was located on the westernmost branch of the Nile. The REB follows the earliest Greek translation in reading Syene (modern Aswan) at Ezekiel 30:16 . See Sin .

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Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Pelusium'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/pelusium.html. 1991.

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