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Baal-Peor
A place associated with the idol god of Moab. (Nu 25:18).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baal-Peor (Place)
BAAL-PEOR (PLACE) [Heb baʿal-pĕʿôr (בַּעַל־פְּעֹור)]. The place associated with the idol of Moab that tempted Israel while in the wilderness (Deut 4:3; Hos 9:10). According to the narrative account (Numbers 25), while Israel was encamped at Shittim, the men of Israel engaged in immorality with women
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baal-peor
Baal-peor. Moabite god worshiped on Mt Peor. It is probable that this god was Chemosh, the national deity of Moab. While camped in Shittim the Israelites were seduced by Moabite women who persuaded them to worship “Baal of Peor” (Nm 25:3). For that act of idolatry God struck Israel with a plague that
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baal-Peor
BAAL-PEOR Moabite god worshiped on Mt Peor. It is probable that this god was Chemosh, the national deity of Moab. While camped in Shittim, the Israelites were seduced by Moabite women who persuaded them to worship “Baal of Peor” (Nm 25:3). For that act of idolatry, God struck Israel with a plague that
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baal-Peor
Baal-peor (bay´uhl-pee´or, bah´uhl-pee´or; Heb., “baal [lord] of Peor”). See Peor.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Baal of Peor
BAAL OF PEOR בעל פעורI. This local god, mentioned only in the OT, is associated with the mountain Peor in the land of Moab (Num 23:28) and the place Beth-Peor (Deut 3:29; 4:46; 34:6; Josh 13:20). He probably represents there the chthonic aspect of the Canaanite god of fertility, →Baal (Spronk 1986:231–233).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Baal-Peor
Baal-Peorlord of the opening, a god of the Moabites (Num. 25:3; 31:16; Josh. 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num. 25:3, 5, 18; Deut. 4:3; Ps. 106:28; Hos. 9:10).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Baal-Peor
Baal-PeorBaal-peor (bayʹuhl-peeʹohr; Heb., ‘Baal of Peor’), the scene of an Israelite idolatrous episode with the god ‘Baal of Peor’ (Num. 25:3–5) which was long remembered (Hos. 9:10; Deut. 4:3; Ps. 106:28). The site was probably modern Khirbet esh-Sheikh Jayil some eight miles west of Hesban in the
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Beelphegor
Beelphegor, Baalphegor, Baal-Peor.—Syrian god, adored especially by the Ammonites and Madianites, was the same as Priapus according to Origen; as Saturnus, according to St. John Chrysostom, Theodoret, Apollinaris and Suidas. But it would appear that Dom Calmet has shown that it was the same god as Adonis
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