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Pithom (pî'thom), house or temple, of Tum, who was the sun-god of Heliopolis, a "treasure city," or depot of provisions, built by the Israelites in Goshen. Exodus 1:11. M. Naville has identified Pithom with Pa-Tum, "setting sun," and with Tel el-Maskhûta, where he found remarkable ruins, brick grain-chambers, and similar evidences of a "store city."

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Pithom'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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