International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
1. Meaning of Name:
Nothing is known of the meaning of the name.
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
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Pi-Hahiroth'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/p/pi-hahiroth.html. 1915.