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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
nē´bō ( נבו , nebhō ; Assyrian Nabu): The Babylonian god of literature and science. In the Babylonian mythology he is represented as the son and interpreter of Bel-merodach (compare Isaiah 46:1; Bel and Nebo there represent Babylon). His own special shrine was at Borsippo. His planet was Mercury. His name enters into Biblical names, as "Nebuchadnezzar," and perhaps "Abed-nego" (Daniel 1:7 , for "Abed-nebo, servant of Nebo"). See BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA , RELIGION OF .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Nebo (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/n/nebo-1.html. 1915.