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Peor

Peor [N] [H] [S]

opening.

  • A mountain peak ( Numbers 23:28 ) to which Balak led Balaam as a last effort to induce him to pronounce a curse upon Israel. When he looked on the tribes encamped in the acacia groves below him, he could not refrain from giving utterance to a remarkable benediction ( 24:1-9 ). Balak was more than ever enraged at Balaam, and bade him flee for his life. But before he went he gave expression to that wonderful prediction regarding the future of this mysterious people, whose "goodly tents" were spread out before him, and the coming of a "Star" out of Jacob and a "Sceptre" out of Israel ( 24:14-17 ).

  • A Moabite divinity, called also "Baal-peor" ( Numbers 25:3 Numbers 25:5 Numbers 25:18 ; Compare Deuteronomy 3:29 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    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
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    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Peor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Peor [N] [E] [S]

    hole; opening
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Peor'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Peor [N] [E] [H]

    (cleft ), a mountain peak in Moab belonging to the Abarim range, and near Pisgah, to which, after having ascended Pisgah, the prophet Balaam was conducted by Balak that he might look upon the whole host of Israel and curse them. ( Numbers 23:14 Numbers 23:28 ) In four passages -- ( Numbers 25:18 ) twice; Numb 31:16; Josh 22:17 --Peor occurs as a contraction for Baal-peor. [BAAL.)


    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Peor'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    PEOR

    pe'-or (ha-pe`or; Phogor):

    (1) A mountain in the land of Moab, the last of the three heights to which Balaam was guided by Balak in order that he might curse Israel (Numbers 23:28). It is placed by Eusebius, Onomasticon on the way between Livias and Heshbon, 7 Roman miles from the latter. Buhl would identify it with Jebel el-Mashaqqar, on which are the ruins of an old town, between Wady A`yun Musa and Wady Chesban.

    (2) A town in the Judean uplands added by Septuagint (Phagor) to the list in Joshua 15:9. It may be identical with Khirbet Faghur to the South of Bethlehem.

    (3) Peor, in Numbers 25:18; 31:16; Joshua 22:17, is a divine name standing for "Baal-peor."

    (4) In Genesis 36:39, Septuagint reads Phogor for "Pau" (Massoretic Text), which in 1 Chronicles 1:50 appears as "Pai."

    W. Ewing


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PEOR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.