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Mount Peor
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mount Peor
Peor, Mount (פְּעוֹר‎, pe'or). A mountain east of the Jordan river and north of the Dead Sea, where Balak led Balaam in a final effort to make him curse Israel (Num 23:28; 25:3–18; 31:16; Deut 4:3; Josh 22:17; Psa 106:28).
Baal-Peor
Baal-Peor (בַּעַל פְּעוֹר‎, ba'al pe'or). Also called Baal of Peor. A local representation of the Canaanite god Baal that is associated with Mount Peor in the land of Moab (Num 23:28; 25:3; Deut 4:3). Later passages harshly condemn the Israelites’ idolatrous worship of the Baal of Peor and use the incident
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peor (Place)
PEOR (PLACE) [Heb pĕʿôr (פְּעֹור‎)]. 1. A mountain in Moab to which Balak took Balaam in hopes of securing a curse against Israel (Num 23:28). After his two previous attempts resulted in blessings rather than curses (Num 23:7–10, 18–24), Balak led Balaam to the top of Peor for a third and final pronouncement.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Peor
Peor. Contraction for the Canaanite god of Baal-peor, or for the place itself (Nm 25:3, 5; 23:28).See Baal-peor; Canaanite Deities and Religion.
Peor (Place)
Peor (Place). 1. Mountain east of Jordan and north of the Dead Sea where Balak led Balaam in a final effort to evoke a curse on Israel (Nm 23:28). The camp of Israel at Shittim was visible from the site (Nm 24:2). There Israel initiated a sexual orgy with the Moabite women, and worshiped Baal (Nm 25:1–13).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Peor
1. A mountain in Moab, the third and last place to which Balaam was taken by Balak in order to curse Israel (Nu. 23:28). Eusebius (Onom) located it on the way from Livius to Heshbon, 7 Roman mi (10 km, 6.4 mi) from the latter. Since the camp of Israel in the plains of Moab was visible (Nu. 24:2), it
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Peor (Deity)
PEOR (Deity) Contraction for the Canaanite god of Baal-peor, or for the place itself (Nm 23:28; 25:3, 5). See Baal-peor; Canaanite Deities and Religion.
Peor (Place)
PEOR (Place)1. Mountain east of the Jordan and north of the Dead Sea where Balak led Balaam in a final effort to evoke a curse on Israel (Nm 23:28). The camp of Israel at Shittim was visible from the site (24:2). There Israel initiated a sexual orgy with the Moabite women, and worshiped Baal (25:1–13).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Peor
Peor (pee´or; Heb., “opening”), a mountain in Moab, also known as Baal-peor (Hos. 9:10) because there was a sanctuary to Baal here. The latter sanctuary was apparently called Beth-peor, so the latter name is sometimes used for the mountain as well. The location is unknown, although some area in the region
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Peor
PEOR1. A mountain of Moab NE of the Dead Sea overlooking the desert wasteland (Num 23:28, NASB). From its top Balaam could also see the tribes of Israel in their tents at Shittim in the Jordan Valley (Num 24:2; 25:1). While encamped there many of the Israelites were seduced into worshipping the Baal
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Peor
PEOR. 1. A mountain somewhere to the N of the Dead Sea and opposite Jericho, described as looking towards the desert, but its location is not certainly identified. It was the last place from which Balaam blessed Israel (Nu. 23:28). See J. A. Jaussen-R. Savignac, Mission en Arabie, 1909, pp. 2, 650f.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peor
Peor (Heb. pĕʿôr)A mountain of the Abarim range in northwestern Moab, also called Baal-peor because it was the focal point for the worship of a local manifestation of Baal (also known as Baal-peor or simply Peor). Many Israelites fell into apostasy by worshipping the god of this mountain (Num. 25:3,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peor
Peor [pēˊôr] (Heb. pe˓ôr “opening”).† A mountain peak (Num. 23:28) in Moab, also called Baal-peor (Deut. 4:3; Hos. 9:10), where a local manifestation of the deity Baal, known as “Baal of Peor” (KJV “Baal-peor”), was worshipped. Eusebius places Peor 9 km. (5.5 mi.) west of Heshbon (Onom.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Peor
PEOR A high mountain in the land of Moab, the last of the three to which Balak directed Balaam so that he might curse Israel, and from which instead he proclaimed a blessing (Num. 23:28). Eusebius (Onom. 48:3–5) states that a town by this name is located on a mountain with the same name in Moab near
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Peor
PEOR A mountain in Moab northeast of the Dead Sea and across from Jericho. Its precise location is not certain. Balaam, who was hired by Balak to curse Israel and ended up imparting his blessings instead (Num 22–23), gave his final blessing from the top of Peor (Num 23:28). The Israelites were camped
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