Peor
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Peor

hole; opening

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Peor

(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 Israel and curse them. (Numbers 23:14,28) In four passages -- (Numbers 25:18) twice; Numb 31:16; Josh 22:17 --Peor occurs as a contraction for Baal-peor. [BAAL.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Peor

A mountain of Moab, from which Balaam surveyed the camp of Israel, Numbers 23:28. It probably lay a few miles northeast of the Dead Sea, but is not now recognized. This name and vicinity are also associated with an idol of the Moabites, De 4:8. See BAAL.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Opening.

(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).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PEOR

pe'-or (ha-pe`or; Phogor):

(1) A mountain in the land of Moab, the last of the three heights to which Balaam was guided by Balak in order that he might curse Israel (Numbers 23:28). It is placed by Eusebius, Onomasticon on the way between Livias and Heshbon, 7 Roman miles from the latter. Buhl would identify it with Jebel el-Mashaqqar, on which are the ruins of an old town, between Wady A`yun Musa and Wady Chesban.

(2) A town in the Judean uplands added by Septuagint (Phagor) to the list in Joshua 15:9. It may be identical with Khirbet Faghur to the South of Bethlehem.

(3) Peor, in Numbers 25:18; Numbers 31:16 Joshua 22:17, is a divine name standing for "Baal-peor."

(4) In Genesis 36:39, Septuagint reads Phogor for "Pau" (Massoretic Text), which in 1 Chronicles 1:50 appears as "Pai."

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
1187. Baal Peor -- "Baal of Peor," a Moabite god
Baal Peor. 1186, 1187. Baal Peor. 1188 . "Baal of Peor," a Moabite
god. Transliteration: Baal Peor Phonetic Spelling: (bah'-al ...
/hebrew/1187.htm - 6k

1047. Beth Peor -- "house of Peor," a place East of the Jordan
Beth Peor. 1046, 1047. Beth Peor. 1048 . "house of Peor," a place East
of the Jordan. Transliteration: Beth Peor Phonetic Spelling ...
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6465. Peor -- a mountain in Moab, also a god worshiped there
... 6464, 6465. Peor. 6466 . a mountain in Moab, also a god worshiped there.
Transliteration: Peor Phonetic Spelling: (peh-ore') Short Definition: Peor. ...
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3594. Kiyyun -- a heathen god
... Chiun. From kuwn; properly, a statue, ie Idol; but used (by euphemism) for some
heathen deity (perhaps corresponding to Priapus or Baal-peor) -- Chiun. ...
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Library

The Burial of Moses
... Perchance the bald old eagle, On gray Beth-peor's height, Out of his lonely eyrie
Looked on the wondrous sight; Perchance the lion stalking, Still shuns that ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the burial of moses.htm

Pergamos
... Balaam" (Numbers 31:16, etc.) Israel was entrapped and led into the worst form of
Midianitish idolatry, when "Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor" (Numbers 25 ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bullinger/commentary on revelation/pergamos.htm

Epistles to the Seven Churches.
... And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor," Num.25:1-3. And Moses said of the women
of Midian, "Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/epistles to the seven churches.htm

The Assumption of Moses
... The Lord, we are told (Deuteronomy 34:6), "buried him in a valley of the land of
Moab, over against Beth-peor; but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day ...
//christianbookshelf.org/deane/pseudepigrapha/the assumption of moses.htm

The Death of Moses
... Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against
Beth-peor; but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. ...
/.../kingsley/the gospel of the pentateuch/sermon xviii the death of.htm

The Mystery
... revenues, tithes, and oblations, but unhappy by its apostasy of various kinds, not
less than Israel in the wilderness, with the calf, Baal-peor, Balaam, Korah ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mede/a key to the apocalypse/the mystery 2.htm

Balaam
... firmness and a martyr to duty. He would not curse in words, but he did it
in another way"by means of Baal-peor. So we find men making ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/balaam.htm

Psalm 106
... 27'Mong nations to o'erthrow their seed,. and scatter in each land. ^28They unto
Baal-peor did. themselves associate; The sacrifices of the dead. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 106.htm

Matt. x. 34
... the Jews also, when each had slain his neighbor, then He laid aside His anger against
them; both when they made the calf, and when they were joined to Baal Peor ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xxxv matt x 34.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... Midianite and not Moabite. Those who corrupted Israel on the high-place
of Peor were Midianites in race. The Midianites seem to ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

Thesaurus
Peor (14 Occurrences)
... (2.) A Moabite divinity, called also "Baal-peor" (Numbers 25:3, 5, 18; Comp.
Deuteronomy 3:29). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PEOR. ...
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Beth-peor (4 Occurrences)
Beth-peor. Bethpeor, Beth-peor. Beth-pe'or . ... House of Peor; ie, "temple of
Baal-peor", a place in Moab, on the east of Jordan, opposite Jericho. ...
/b/beth-peor.htm - 9k

Baal-peor (6 Occurrences)
Baal-peor. Baalpeor, Baal-peor. Ba'al-pe'or . Easton's Bible Dictionary ... So called
from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. ...
/b/baal-peor.htm - 9k

Peor's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Peor's (1 Occurrence). Numbers 25:18 For they
vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you ...
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Bethpeor (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary House of Peor; ie, "temple of Baal-peor", a place
in Moab, on the east of Jordan, opposite Jericho. ... BETH-PEOR. ...
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Pe'or (8 Occurrences)
Pe'or. Peor, Pe'or. Peor's . ... Pe'or (8 Occurrences). Numbers 23:28 Balak took
Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down on the desert. (See RSV). ...
/p/pe'or.htm - 8k

Zimri (16 Occurrences)
... the Moabite women) called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods" (25:2),
ie as explained by 25:5 to take part in the immoral rites of the god Baal-peor. ...
/z/zimri.htm - 18k

Beth-pe'or (4 Occurrences)
Beth-pe'or. Beth-peor, Beth-pe'or. Bethphage . ... Beth-pe'or (4 Occurrences).
Deuteronomy 3:29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor. (See RSV). ...
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Baalpeor (5 Occurrences)
... So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. ... Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BAAL-PEOR. ba-al-pe'-or. See BAAL. (1). ...
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Ba'al-pe'or (2 Occurrences)
Ba'al-pe'or. Baal-peor, Ba'al-pe'or. Baalperazim . Multi-Version Concordance
Ba'al-pe'or (2 Occurrences). Deuteronomy 4:3 Your eyes ...
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Concordance
Peor (14 Occurrences)

Numbers 23:28
Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down on the desert.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 25:3
Israel joined himself to Baal Peor: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 25:5
Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Everyone kill his men who have joined themselves to Baal Peor."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 25:18
for they harassed you with their wiles, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 31:16
Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against Yahweh in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was among the congregation of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:29
So we abode in the valley over against Beth Peor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:3
Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baal Peor; for all the men who followed Baal Peor, Yahweh your God has destroyed them from the midst of you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:46
beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck, when they came forth out of Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 23:4
Because they gave you no bread or water on your way, when you came out of Egypt: and they got Balaam, the son of Peor, from Pethor in Aram-naharaim to put curses on you.
(BBE)

Deuteronomy 34:6
He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth Peor: but no man knows of his tomb to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 13:20
Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, Beth Jeshimoth,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 22:17
Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day, although there came a plague on the congregation of Yahweh,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Psalms 106:28
They joined themselves also to Baal Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at its first season; but they came to Baal Peor, and consecrated themselves to the shameful thing, and became abominable like that which they loved.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Peor

Peor: Balak Builds Altars On

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Peor's (1 Occurrence)

Bethpeor (4 Occurrences)

Pe'or (8 Occurrences)

Zimri (16 Occurrences)

Beth-pe'or (4 Occurrences)

Baalpeor (5 Occurrences)

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Beth (115 Occurrences)

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Worshiping (24 Occurrences)

Frauds (2 Occurrences)

Facing (79 Occurrences)

Fraudulently (2 Occurrences)

Tricks (9 Occurrences)

Mid'ian (47 Occurrences)

Beguiled (10 Occurrences)

Cozbi (2 Occurrences)

Adversaries (93 Occurrences)

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Acted (98 Occurrences)

Deceived (55 Occurrences)

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Distress (169 Occurrences)

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Danger (118 Occurrences)

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Plague (142 Occurrences)

Leader (183 Occurrences)

Harass (14 Occurrences)

Enemies (317 Occurrences)

Result (73 Occurrences)

Causing (248 Occurrences)

Harassed (12 Occurrences)

Slain (235 Occurrences)

Relations (92 Occurrences)

Wherewith (182 Occurrences)

Joined (146 Occurrences)

Balaam (62 Occurrences)

People's (37 Occurrences)

Sister (113 Occurrences)

Destroyed (377 Occurrences)

Struck (373 Occurrences)

Case (138 Occurrences)

Hostile (25 Occurrences)

Overcame (84 Occurrences)

Overlooking (11 Occurrences)

Overlooks (6 Occurrences)

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Jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)

Lifeless (10 Occurrences)

Looks (76 Occurrences)

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First-ripe (7 Occurrences)

Treacherously (42 Occurrences)

Tent (333 Occurrences)

Revolt (18 Occurrences)

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Per (3 Occurrences)

Paarai (1 Occurrence)

Burieth (4 Occurrences)

Burneth (67 Occurrences)

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Balaam's (6 Occurrences)

Beth-jesh'imoth (3 Occurrences)

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