PITHOM: A treasure city built for Rameses II. by the Israelites (Ex. i. 11). It has been identified by Brugsch with Succoth, the first encampment on the route of the exodus, the starting-point being Rameses (Ex. xii. 37, xiii. 20), and by Naville with the present Tell al-Maskhuta in the Wady al-Tumi1ât on the line of the Sweet-Water Canal, between Ismaïlia and Tell al-Kebir. See EGYPT, I., 4, § 2, 6, § 4.