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Where does the word "Pithom" come from? Researcher (talk) 00:56, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Pithom A city which the Hebrews in Egypt were employed to build (Exod. 1: 11). (talk) 03:48, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

In English it is known primarily from the Biblical reference. It is likely the original Biblical text was composed (or re-composed / edited) during the Greco-Roman period when the city of Per-Atum was in existence, and that name was used by the author for the Biblical city, and it became corrupted to "Pithom" though bad translation somewhere along the line. --TheEgyptiansig001.png 22:01, 21 August 2011 (UTC)