And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor
The name of an high mountain in Moab, so called from a gap or opening in it; here the idol Baal was worshipped, and from hence had the name of Baalpeor, ( Numbers 25:3 ) and here, very probably, was a temple built to the honour of him, called Bethpeor, the house or temple of Baalpeor, ( Deuteronomy 34:6 ) ,
that looketh towards Jeshimon;
as Pisgah also did, and very likely it was not far from it, since from thence they came hither, ( Numbers 23:14 ) ( 21:20 ) . Jeshimon is the same with Bethjesimoth, and so the Targum of Jonathan here calls it, a part of the plains of Moab, where Israel lay encamped, ( Numbers 33:49 ) so that from hence Balaam could have a full view of them.