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Pi-hahiroth (Hebrew: פִּי החִירֹת‎) is the fourth station of the Exodus. The fifth and sixth stations Marah and Elim (Bible) are located on the Red Sea. The biblical books Exodus and Numbers refer to Pi-hahiroth as the place where the Israelites encamped between Baal-zephon and Migdol while awaiting an attack by Pharaoh, prior to crossing the Red Sea.

Those positing a Hebrew name have speculated "Pi-hahiroth" might mean "mouth of the gorges", descriptive of its location as the end of a canal or river.

William Smith, in his Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, tentatively identifies Pi-hahiroth with Arsinoe, Egypt.

Some put Pi-Hahiroth at the north end of the Gulf of Aqaba,[1] at Nuweiba Beach, Egypt[2] or near the Straits of Tiran at the South end of the Sinai Peninsula.[3]

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  1. ^ Colin J. Humphrey (2004). The Miracles of Exodus: A Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories. 
  2. ^ "Pihahiroth, Migdol and Baalzephon". Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pi-Hahiroth".