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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Peor

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PEOR. 1. A mountain E. of the Jordan to which Balak led Balaam ( Numbers 23:28 ). It looked down upon the desert. The Onomasticon ( s.v . ‘Fogor’) places it 7 miles from Heshbon, above Livias, one of the heights of the Nebo group. Conder suggests for it the peak above ’Ain el-Minyeh , about 5 miles W. of Ma‘în . Buhl ( GAP [Note: AP Geographie des alten Paiastina.] ) thinks it may be et-Mushakkar , flanked by Wâdy Hesbân and Wâdy ’Ayûn Mûsa . 2. In Numbers 25:18 ; Numbers 31:16 , Joshua 22:17 , Peor is the god Baal-Peor. 3. LXX [Note: Septuagint.] places a Peor (Phagor) in Judah not far from Bethlehem, which is evidently the modern Khirbel Faghûr , to the S. of the town.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Peor'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/p/peor.html. 1909.

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