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Strong's #6619 - פִּתֹם

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Pithom = “the city of justice”

1) one of the store-cities which the Pharaoh made the Israelites build

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Exodus 1
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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מִּתֹם proper name, of a location Pithom, Π(ε)ιθω, Α Πιθωμ (Egyptian Patum, Per-Atum, house of (god) Atum) one of the עָרֵי מִסְכְּנוֺת built by Israel for Pharaoh Exodus 1:11; identification by Naville with Tel el-Maskhkûta, near East end of Wady Tumilat, Naville Pithom, 1885 Di-Ry on the passage Di SBAk, 1885,889 ff. Bäd Egypt (4). 159.

פתן (√ of following; meaning dubious; Hilpr Babylonian Exped. University of Pennsylvania ix (1898), 53, compare Assyrian patânu, 'protect,' whence two following, 'serpent' as protector, and 'threshold' as asylum; plausible, but exact meaning of patânu still uncertain).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

פִּתֹם [Pithom], pr.n. of a city of Lower Egypt, situated on the eastern bank of the Nile, Exodus 1:11 Greek Πάτουμος, Herod. ii. 158; Steph. Byz., and omitting the syllable pa (which expresses the Egyptian article), φοῦμ, Itin. Anton. page 163, Wessel. Egypt. ⲑⲟⲙ, and with the art. ⲡⲝ-ⲑⲟⲙ, signifies a narrow place, surrounded by mountains; see Champollion, L’Egypte sous les Pharaons, ii. page 58, seqq.

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List of Word Forms
פִּתֹ֖ם פתם pi·ṯōm piTom piṯōm