lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites ( Numbers 25:3 ; 31:16 ; Joshua 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 ( Numbers 25:3 Numbers 25:5 Numbers 25:18 ; Deuteronomy 4:3 ; Psalms 106:28 ; Hosea 9:10 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Baal-peor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".