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(pi' thahm) Egyptian place name Per-Atum meaning, “mansion or estate of Atum” (an Egyptian god). The only mention of this city in the Bible relates to the plight of the Israelites in Egypt (Exodus 1:11 ). Coupled with the city of Rameses, it becomes an important clue to the Exodus chronology. See Exodus .

Some recognize tell el-Retabah as Pithom, but the predominate opinion seems to see tell el-Maskhutah as Pithom, a religious name given Succoth. Papyrus Anastasi mentions Pithom in a report to Merneptah.

Gary C. Huckabay

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