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Holman Bible Dictionary
(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
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Baal-Peor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/baal-peor.html. 1991.