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Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. A mountain peak (Numbers 23:28) to which Balak led Balaam as a last effort to induce him to pronounce a curse upon Israel. When he looked on the tribes encamped in the acacia groves below him, he could not refrain from giving utterance to a remarkable benediction (24:1-9). Balak was more than ever enraged at Balaam, and bade him flee for his life. But before he went he gave expression to that wonderful prediction regarding the future of this mysterious people, whose "goodly tents" were spread out before him, and the coming of a "Star" out of Jacob and a "Sceptre" out of Israel (24:14-17).

2. A Moabite divinity, called also "Baal-peor" (Numbers 25:3, 5, 18; comp. Deuteronomy 3:29).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

hole; opening

Naves Topical Index

A mountain in Moab. Balak builds altars on.
Numbers 23:28-30

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(cleft), a mountain peak in Moab belonging to the Abarim range, and near Pisgah, to which, after having ascended Pisgah, the prophet Balaam was conducted by Balak that he might look upon the whole host of Isr'l and curse them. (Numbers 23:14,28) In four passages

(Numbers 25:18) twice; Numbers 31:16; Joshua 22:17

Peor occurs as a contraction for Baal-peor. [BAAL.)