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Nebo (nç'bo), proclaimer. 1. One of the Assyrian deities, who is represented, with Bel, as being unable to resist the destruction to which Cyrus subjected their idols. Isaiah 46:1. This god was called "he who possesses intelligence," and statues of him are still preserved. 2. A mountain of Moab "over against Jericho." Deuteronomy 32:49. "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah,... and the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead unto Dan." Deuteronomy 34:1. Nebo was a mountain in the range of mountains called Abarim. While the discussions respecting Pisgah have been sharp, the majority of explorers and scholars agree in identifying Nebo with the northem end of the Abarim range. See Pisgah. 3. A city east of the Jordan; rebuilt by the Gadites, Numbers 32:3; Numbers 32:38; Numbers 33:47; captured by the Moabites. Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 48:1; Jeremiah 48:22. It was eight miles south of Heshbon; perhaps el Hâbis. 4. A town in Benjamin, Nehemiah 7:33; possibly Nuba, 7 miles northwest of Hebron.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Nebo'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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