Exodus 14:2

Overview - Exodus 14
God instructs the Israelites in their journey.
Pharaoh pursues after them.
10 The Israelites murmur.
13 Moses comforts them.
15 God instructs Moses.
19 The cloud removes behind the camp.
21 The Israelites pass through the Red sea, which drowns the Egyptians.
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Exodus 14:2  (King James Version)
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

that they
9 ; Exodus 13:17 Exodus 13:18 Numbers 33:7 Numbers 33:8

{Pi-hachiroth,} "the mouth of Chiroth," as it is rendered by the LXX
Dr. Shaw is of opinion, that Chiroth denotes the valley which extends from the wilderness of Etham to the Red Sea. "This valley," he observes, "ends at the sea in a small bay made by the eastern extremities of the mountains (of Gewoubee and Attackah, between which the valley lies) which I have been describing, and is called Tiah-Beni-Israel, i
e., the road of the Israelites, by a tradition that is still kept up by the Arabs, of their having passed through it; so it is also called Baideah, from the new and unheard of miracle that was wrought near it, by dividing the Red sea, and destroying therein Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."

The word {Migdol} signifies a tower, and hence some have supposed that it was a fortress which served to defend the bay
But the LXX. render it [Magdlos,] Magdolus, which is mentioned by Herodotus, Hecatus, and others, and is expressly said by Stephanus (de Urb.) to be [polis Aigyptou,] "a city of Egypt." This Bochart conjectures to have been the same as Migdol
See the Parallel Passages.
Jeremiah 44:1 ; 46:14 Ezekiel 29:10

This may have been the name of a town or city in which Baal was worshipped; and probably called {zephon,} from being situated on the north point of the Red sea, near the present Suez.