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Native city of Balaam. In Numbers 22:5 it is called the city "by the river," and in Deuteronomy 23:4 the city "in Aram Naharaim" (A. V. "Mesopotamia"). It was situated north-northeast of Palestine, and was most probably identical with the Hittite Pitru, which was captured by Shalmaneser II. (860-825 B.C.): "I crossed the Euphrates, and took the city Ana-ashurutir-aá¹£bat on the other side of the Euphrates on the Sagur, which the Hittites call Pitru" (Schrader, "K. B." 1:133, lines 37-40; 173, lines 85-86).

  • Schrader, K. A. T. 2d ed., pp. 155 et seq.:
  • Dillmann, Commentary on Numbers (22:5).
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Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Pethor'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​p/pethor.html. 1901.
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