Places Study on Baal-zephon

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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Baal-zephon
Some have thought that this was only the name of a place. And some have concluded that it was the name of an idol. The words together may be read, the lord of secret, meaning one that inspects, and discovers what is hidden. One thing however is certain concerning it, that it was over against Baal-zephon, the Lord directed Israel to encamp, when the Egyptians were pursuing them after their departure from Egypt. I beg the reader to consult the Scripture concerning it, (Exodus 14:2) Piha-hiroth it should seem was so called, because it formed the mouth or gullet of entrance to the sea. And Migdol, which means a tower, was a watch-place, where it is probable that this idol was placed to watch, or pretend to watch, at the extremity of the kingdom of Egypt, on this part to the sea, by way of deterring runaway servants, or slaves, like Israel, from attempting their escape. It was in this very spot, as if, at once, to shew Israel the folly of such ridiculous idols; and to shew Egypt of what little avail their dunghill deities were; Israel was commanded to encamp, from whence they should behold the arm of the Lord displayed for their deliverance, and at the same time Egypt's destruction. (See Exodus 12:12, etc. Numbers 32:4)

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Baal-zephon
Baal of the north, an Egyptian town on the shores of the Gulf of Suez (Exodus 14:2 ; Numbers 33:7 ), over against which the children of Israel encamped before they crossed the Red Sea. It is probably to be identified with the modern Jebel Deraj or Kulalah, on the western shore of the Gulf of Suez. Baal-zapuna of the Egyptians was a place of worship.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Baal Zephon
In Egypt, where Israel encamped before Pharaoh overtook them at the Red Sea (Ezekiel 14:2; Ezekiel 14:9; Numbers 33:7), W. of the gulf of Suez, below its head. Migdol and Baal Zephon were opposite one another, Baal Zephon being behind Pihahiroh in relation to the Israelites. Gesenius explains the name is sacred to Typhon; others from the root tsaphah , "to watch" equating to "watchtower," as Migdol also means "tower."

Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal-zephon
(bay' uhl-zee' fawn) Place name meaning, “lord of the north” or “Baal of the north.” Place in Egypt near which Israel camped before miracle of crossing the sea (Exodus 14:2 ,Exodus 14:2,14:9 ). The exact location is not known. Some suggest tell Defenneh known in Egypt as Tahpanhes in the eastern Nile delta. See Exodus .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Baal-zephon
The idol or possession of the north; hidden; secret
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Baal Zephon
or the god of the watch tower, was probably the temple of some idol, which served at the same time for a place of observation for the neighbouring sea and country, and a beacon to the travellers by either. It was situated on a cape or promontory on the eastern side of the western or Heroopolitan branch of the Red Sea, near its northern extremity, over against Pi-hahiroth, or the opening in the mountains which led from the desert, on the side of Egypt, to the Red Sea.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baal-zephon
A town in Egypt, probably near the modern Suez. Its location is unknown, as are the details of the route of the Hebrews on leaving Egypt. They encamped "over against" and "before" Baal-zephon before crossing the Red Sea. Exodus 14:2 ; Numbers 33:7 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Baal-zephon
BAAL-ZEPHON . Exodus 14:2 , Numbers 33:7 ; the name of a place near the spot where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, apparently a shrine of ‘Baal of the north.’ The corresponding goddess ‘Baalit of the north’ is named along with the god of Kesem (Goshen), in an Egyp. papyrus of the New Kingdom, as worshipped at Memphis.

F. Ll. Griffith.

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Pihahiroth - At this place the Egyptians had a migdol or tower, and one of their dunghill gods, called Baal-zephon, had a temple here, as if to watch that no runaway servant or slave might escape from Egypt; at least, it was intended to act as a bugbear to deliver the fugitive. See Baal-zephon...
Baal-Zephon - They encamped "over against" and "before" Baal-zephon before crossing the Red Sea
Migdol - Moses writes, that when the Israelites came out of Egypt, the Lord commanded them to encamp over against Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon, Exodus 14:2
Baal-Zephon - Baal-zephon
pi-Hahiroth - It was ‘between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon’ ( Exodus 14:9 )
Pihahiroth - ” Pihahiroth lay in the eastern Nile delta to the east of Baal-zephon
Baal-Zephon - One thing however is certain concerning it, that it was over against Baal-zephon, the Lord directed Israel to encamp, when the Egyptians were pursuing them after their departure from Egypt
Goshen - ) The names of sonic places in Goshen are Semitic, as Migdol and Baal-zephon
Red Sea - Instead of proceeding from Etham, round the head of the Red Sea, and coasting along its eastern shore, the Lord made them turn southward along its western shore, and, after a stage of about twenty or thirty miles, to encamp in the valley of Bedea, where there was an opening in the great chain of mountains that line the western coast, called Pi-hahiroth, the mouth of the ridge between Migdol westward, and the sea eastward, "over against Baal-zephon," on the eastern coast; to tempt Pharaoh, whose heart he finally hardened, to pursue them when they were "entangled in the land," and shut in by the wilderness on their rear and flanks, and by the sea in their front. So Pharaoh pursued the Israelites by the direct way of Migdol, with six hundred chariots, his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, over against Baal-zephon. The day before the passage, by the divine command, the Israelites encamped beside Pi-hahiroth "between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon,"... Exodus 14:2 ; Numbers 33:7 . Pi-hahiroth signifies "the mouth of the ridge," or chain of mountains, which line the western coast of the Red Sea, called Attaka, "deliverance," in which was a gap, which formed the extremity of the valley of Bedea, ending at the sea eastward, and running westward to some distance, toward Cairo; Migdol, signifying "a tower," probably lay in that direction; and Baal-zephon, signifying "the northern Baal," was probably a temple on the opposite promontory, built on the eastern coast of the Red Sea. And it was this unexpected change in the direction of their march, and the apparently disadvantageous situation in which they were then placed, entangled in the land, and shut in by the wilderness, with a deep sea in front, the mountains of Attaka on the sides, and the enemy in their rear, that tempted the Egyptians to pursue them through the valley of Bedea, by the direct route from Cairo, who overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, opposite to Baal-zephon, Exodus 14:2-9
Exodus, the - ... The people were led from Rameses to Succoth, thence to Etham, and to Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon
Baal, Master - 8:33), Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1:2-16) at Ekron, Baal-zephon (Num
Baal - Baal-zephon (bâ'al-zç'phon), lord of the north