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Pisgah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pisgah
Pisgah A mountain in the Abarim range above the Jordan Valley. May be another name for Mount Nebo (Deut 34:1). In Numbers, Balaam gives his second oracle in the field of Zophim on Pisgah (Num 23:14). In Deuteronomy, God shows Moses the promised land from Pisgah (Deut 34:1; compare Deut 3:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jeshimon (Place)
JESHIMON (PLACE) [Heb yĕšı̂môn (יְשִׁימֹון)]. A “desert” or “wasteland”; used in the OT for both desert areas in general (Deut 32:10; Isa 43:19, 20; Psalms 68:7; 78:40; 106:14; 107:4) and specific locations (Num 21:20; 23:28; 1 Sam 23:19, 24; 26:1, 3).1. The rugged barren band of land parallel to
Pisgah (Place)
PISGAH (PLACE) [Heb pisgâ (פִּסְגָּה)]. A mountain in the Abarim range of NW Moab, close to Mt. Nebo. The “mountains” in this region are actually narrow extensions of the Transjordanian tableland that has been deeply eroded by scarp streams, mostly running E-W. These plateau remnants tower above the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashdoth-Pisgah
Ashdoth-Pisgah. kjv form of “slopes of Pisgah” (Dt 3:17; Jos 12:3; 13:20), referring to the slopes of Mt Pisgah.See Pisgah, Mount.
Desert
Desert. Empty waste place, often arid, sandy, and incapable of sustaining vegetable life, as for example the Negeb of southern Palestine. A desert frequently includes local areas where marginal life is possible. The most common Hebrew term for desert means “wilderness,” and is perhaps related to a verb
Pisgah, Mount
Pisgah, Mount. Mountain located at the northeast end of the Dead Sea near the ancient city of Jericho. Balak took Balaam to the top of Pisgah (Nm 23:14), and Moses was told to go to its summit to view the Promised Land (Dt 3:27). Later, Moses returned to the top of Pisgah to die (Dt 34:1). Pisgah’s slopes
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashdoth-Pisgah
Ashdoth-Pisgah ashʹdoth pizʹga [Heb. ’āšdôṯ happisgâ—‘slopes of Pisgah’]. The AV for RSV “slopes of Pisgah”; NEB “watershed of Pisgah” (Dt. 3:17; Josh. 12:3; 13:20), though in Josh. 10:40; 12:8 the AV translates “springs.” The reference is to the spurs and ravines of Pisgah. The Heb. ’ašēḏâ
Desert
Desert [Heb. miḏbār, arāḇâ, yešîmôn, ṣîyâ, ḥorbâ; Gk. erēmía, érēmos]; AV also WILDERNESS (esp for miḏbār), DRY PLACES (Ps. 105:41); NEB also DRY LAND, BARREN HEATH, PARCHED LAND, BARREN DESERT, “solitary places,” “lonely place”; AV translates yešîmôn as place name Jeshimon
Jeshimon (desert)
1. In the AV of Nu. 21:20; 23:28, and the NEB of 23:28, the desert N of the Dead Sea and E of the Jordan River. Pisgah overlooked this area, a bare and sterile land, saturated with salt and very little vegetation. In the RSV, and the NEB of 21:20, the word is translated “the desert.”
Pisgah
Pisgah pizʹgə [Heb. happisgâ, always with the definite article and always in combination (see discussion below); Gk. Phasga, although the LXX does not always render the term as a proper noun but sometimes uses hē laxeutḗ or tó lelaxeuménon]. A mountain (range or peak) in Moab opposite Jericho,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ashdoth-Pisgah
ASHDOTH-PISGAH* kjv form of “slopes of Pisgah” (Dt 3:17; Jos 12:3; 13:20), referring to the slopes of Mt Pisgah. See Pisgah, Mount.
Desert
DESERT Empty waste place, often arid, sandy, and incapable of sustaining vegetable life, as for example the Negev of southern Palestine. A desert frequently includes local areas where marginal life is possible. The most common Hebrew term for desert means “wilderness” and is perhaps related to a verb
Pisgah, Mount
PISGAH, MOUNT Mountain located at the northeast end of the Dead Sea near the ancient city of Jericho. Balak took Balaam to the top of Pisgah (Nm 23:14), and Moses was told to go to its summit to view the Promised Land (Dt 3:27). Later, Moses returned to the top of Pisgah to die (34:1). Pisgah’s slopes
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Desert
desert, an area inhospitable to human habitation. In the Middle East, “absolute desert,” i.e., a region where rain almost never falls, is found only in the Sahara, the peninsula of Arabia, and Iran. The deserts of Israel, Syria, Transjordan, and Sinai are all “tame deserts,” with a little rain every
Pisgah
Pisgah (piz´guh), a mountain in the area east of the Dead Sea. In the Bible “the top of Pisgah” is mentioned four times. In Num. 21:20, the top of Pisgah is said to be beside the region of Moab and to overlook the desert wastelands. Then, in Num. 23:14, Balak takes Balaam to the field of Zophim, to the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Desert
A typical scene in the Wilderness of Judea. HFVDESERT. Various Heb. words are translated “desert” or “wilderness” in the KJV of the OT. Midbār, the most common, is found approximately 280 times. It is usually translated “wilderness” (q.v.) but 12 times is rendered “desert.” The word derives from
Pisgah
PISGAH. Sometimes identified with Mount Nebo and sometimes with Rases-Siaghah, a headland connected with Nebo and extending to the NW. Pisgah may, however, refer to the entire peninsula-like ridge which is part of the Abarim Mountains and which extends from the high Moabite plateau toward the NE corner
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pisgah, Ashdoth-Pisgah
PISGAH, ASHDOTH-PISGAH. Always accompanied by the definite article, Pisgah is associated with the ascent and either ‘top’ (head) or ‘slope’ (Ashdoth). From these facts it may be deduced that Pisgah is a common noun denoting a ridge crowning a mountain or hill. ‘The Pisgah’ would then be one or more of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Desert
DesertArid environment hostile to life. In the Bible, desert functions thematically as a place of revelation and a training ground for faith and obedience, in preparation for mission.Desert is an arid region (mean annual precipitation of 25 cm. [10 in.] or less), with sparse vegetation, few animals,
Pisgah
Pisgah (Heb. pisgâ)A mountain or mountain range (Heb. “peak” or “slope”) in northwestern Moab in close proximity to Mt. Nebo (Num. 21:20; Deut. 3:17; 4:49; Josh. 12:3; 13:20). It is part of the Abarim promontory of the Moabite Plateau that slopes toward the Dead Sea and the Jordan Rift Valley. Balak
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Desert
Desert. †A barren or partially barren geographical area, usually produced by low rainfall (e.g., the Sinai desert); also a symbol of aridity and desolation.The most common Hebrew word for “desert” is miḏbār (cf. Aram. dbr “bring the flock to the pasture”), indicating a barren area resembling
Pisgah
Pisgah [pĭzˊgə] (Heb. happisgâ). A mountain in the land of Moab, opposite Jericho (Deut. 34:1) and near the Dead Sea (3:17; Heb. ˒ašdōṯ happisgâ “the slopes of Pisgah”; KJV “Ashdoth-pisgah”; cf. Josh. 12:3; 13:20). Balak bulit seven altars on Pisgah (Num. 23:14). It was from Pisgah (rō˒š
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Pisgah
PISGAH The highest part of the mountains of Abarim, close to the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea (Deut. 3:27, 32:49, 34:1), with a view over the wilderness (Num. 21:20, Authorized Version: ‘Jeshimon’). On the field of Zophim, at the top of the Pisgah, Balak met Balaam (Num. 23:14). From the peak of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Desert
DESERT Today, scientists define a desert as a place of arid conditions with annual rainfall of less than 10 inches (25 centimeters). Generally, vegetation, animal life, and water are scarce. The deserts in the Bible are all part of the vast Saharo-Arabian desert chain. The Sinai desert is described aptly
Pisgah
PISGAH Either the peak or the slopes of Mount Nebo (Deut 34:1). It rises in the Transjordan northeast of the Dead Sea (Num 21:20; Deut 3:17, 4:49; Josh 12:3, 13:20). Pisgah was one of the mountaintops on which Balaam attempted to put a curse on Israel (Num 23:14). Pisgah was also the peak from which
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