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Nebo (1)

NEBO (1)

ne'-bo (nebho; Assyrian Nabu):

The Babylonian god of literature and science. In the Babylonian mythology he is represented as the son and interpreter of Bel-merodach (compare Isaiah 46:1; Bel and Nebo there represent Babylon). His own special shrine was at Borsippo. His planet was Mercury. His name enters into Biblical names, as "Nebuchadnezzar," and perhaps "Abed-nego" (Daniel 1:7, for "Abed-nebo, servant of Nebo").

See BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA, RELIGION OF.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'NEBO (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.