Pi-beseth: (Ezekiel 30:17) supposed to mean. "a cat," or a deity in the form of a
cat, worshipped by the Egyptians. It was called by the Greeks
Bubastis. The hieroglyphic name is "Pe-bast", i.e., the house of
Bast, the Artemis of the Egyptians. The town of Bubasts was situated
on the Pelusian branch, i.e., the easternmost branch, of the Delta. It
was the seat of one of the chief annual festivals of the Egyptians.
Its ruins bear the modern name of Tel-Basta.