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Holman Bible Dictionary
(pihss' guh) Place name perhaps meaning, “the divided one.' Mountain in the Abarim range across the Jordan River from Jericho. Some Bible scholars believe it was part of Mount Nebo; others think it could have been a separate rise, either en-Neba or near modern Khirbet Tsijaga. God allowed Moses to view the Promised Land from the heights of Pisgah (Deuteronomy 34:1
) but would not let him cross into Canaan. Israel had camped near Pisgah (Numbers 21:20
). Balak took Balaam to its height so the prophet could see Israel and curse them (Numbers 23:14
). It was a limit of Sihon's kingdom (Joshua 12:23
); Ashdoth-pisgah in KJV) and also for the tribe of Reuben (Joshua 13:20
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 'Pisgah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/pisgah.html. 1991.