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(bay' uhl-pee' ohr) In Numbers 25:3 , a Moabite deity that the Israelites worshiped when they had illicit sexual relations with Moabite women. The guilty Israelites were severely punished for this transgression, and the incident became a paradigm of sin and divine judgment for later generations of Israelites (Deuteronomy 4:3; Psalm 106:28; Hosea 9:10 ). See Moab; Peor .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Baal-Peor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​b/baal-peor.html. 1991.
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