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A village in Moab near where Moses repeated to Israel the covenant of Sinai (Deut 4:46). Yahweh buried Moses somewhere in its vicinity (Deut 34:6).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BETH-PEOR (PLACE) [Heb bêt păʿôr (בֵּית פֲּעֹור)]. Heb for “house” or “temple of Peor,” a Transjordanian site the biblical importance of which is based on events that took place prior to the Hebrew conquest of Canaan. Its theophoric name probably indicates that the god Peor, or Baal of Peor, was worshiped
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-peor. Moabite city given to Reuben’s tribe in the partitioning of the Promised Land (Jos 13:20). Prior to the Israelites’ entrance into the land of Canaan they made camp in a valley “opposite Beth-peor.” Here the people assembled to hear Moses’ final message after he had viewed the land from the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BETH-PEOR Moabite city given to Reuben’s tribe in the partitioning of the Promised Land (Jos 13:20). Prior to the Israelites’ entrance into the land of Canaan, they made camp in a valley opposite Beth-peor. Here the people assembled to hear Moses’ final message after he had viewed the land from the top
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BETH-PEOR. A town c. ten miles E of Jordan at its mouth. When Moses delivered the messages of Deuteronomy, the Israelites were encamped in the valley “over against Beth-peor” (Deut 3:29; 4:46). Moses was buried in this valley by the Lord (Deut 34:6) but the exact spot was unknown to man. Beth-peor is
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BETH-PEOR (lit. ‘Temple of Peor’). A place in the hill country in the land of Moab (Jos. 13:20) or of the Amorites (Dt. 4:46), to the E of Jordan, which was part of Reubenite territory. The historical framework of Deuteronomy describes the Hebrews gathering at Mt Pisgah near to Beth-peor to receive their
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Peor (Heb. bêṯ pĕʿôr)A site in NW Moab that served as a cult center for the worship of Baal-peor, a deity who resided on Mt. Peor. It was located across a valley below Mt. Peor, opposite Moses’ unspecified burial place (Deut 34:1–6). It eventually fell within the territory assigned to the tribe
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
BETH-PEOR; BETFOGOR A town in the territory of Reuben, east of the Jordan (Josh. 13:20), where the Israelites camped (Deut. 3:29). It was in the valley close to Beth-Peor that Moses revealed the laws to the children of Israel (Deut. 4:46), and that he was buried (Deut. 34:6). Eusebius knew it under the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BETH-PEOR (Hebrew, “house of Peor” or “temple of Peor”) The site of the Canaanite shrine to Baal, on the plain of Moab east of the Jordan (Deut 3:29; Josh 13:20). Here the second generation of Israelites wandering in the wilderness fell into idolatry, just as their parents had worshipped the golden calf.