Pithom


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Pithom

(pī`thŏm), in the Bible, the ancient treasure city of Egypt, in the eastern part of the Nile delta, built by the Israelites for the pharaoh. Ruins include walls of storage chambers.
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Moses pays a fateful visit to the city of Pithom, affording us a closeup look at the cruel political machinery that has kept the Israelites enslaved for 400 years.
And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Ramses.
The other is the reference in Exodus 1:11 to impressed Israelite labor on the construction of the cities of Pithom and Ramses.
However, the large-scale building projects of these two pharaohs were mainly in Upper Egypt, and but few in the Delta/Goshen region where Pithom and PiRamses were built.
bounded by two independently verifiable events--the start of work on two royal cities in which the Book of Exodus says Hebrew slaves were employed ("and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh .
Thus, we meet with "Amurru" and with "Mulissu," allegedly because they are embedded in the formations of name (respectively, Amraphel and Adrammelech), "Atum" because it is linked to Pithom, "Apkallu" because they remind of Nephilim, "Misharu" because of a poetic usage of Hebrew misor.