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1. A town in the vicinity of Bethel and Ai, Ezra 2:29 Nehemiah 7:33 .

2. A city of Reuben, Numbers 32:38 , taken by the Moabites, who held it in the time of Jeremiah, Isaiah 15:2 Jeremiah 48:1 .

3. A mountain of Moab, whence Moses had a view of the promised land, and where he died. It is a summit of the range Abarim, "over against Jericho." Seetzen, Burckhardy, etc., identify it with Mount Attarus, about ten miles north of the Arnon. Travelers do not observe any very prominent summit in the rage immediately opposite Jericho; but it has not yet fully explored, Deuteronomy 32:49 34:1-12 .

4. An idol of the Babylonians, Isaiah 46:1 . In the astrological mythology of the Babylonians, this idol probably represented the planet Mercury. It was also worshipped by the ancient Arabians. The extensive prevalence of this worship among the Chaldeans and Assyrians, is evident from the many compound proper names occurring in the Scriptures, of which this word forms part; as Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan, Nebushasban, Jeremiah 39:9,13; and also in the classics, as Naboned, Nabonassar, Nabopolassar, etc.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Nebo'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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