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etham


etham


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Etham 
  perhaps  another  name  for  Khetam  or  "fortress,"  on  the  Shur  or 
  great  wall  of  Egypt,  which  extended  from  the  Mediterranean  to 
  the  Gulf  of  Suez.  Here  the  Israelites  made  their  third 
  encampment  (Ex.  13:20;  Num.  33:6).  The  camp  was  probably  a 
  little  to  the  west  of  the  modern  town  of  Ismailia  Here  the 
  Israelites  were  commanded  to  change  their  route  (Ex.  14:2),  and 
  turn"  towards  the  south,  and  encamp  before  Pi-hahiroth.  (See 
  {EXODUS};  {PITHOM}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Etham,  their  strength;  their  sign