Pisgah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Pisgah

hill; eminence; fortress

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Pisgah

(section , i.e. peak), (Numbers 21:20; 23:14; 3:27; 34:1) a mountain range or district, the same as or a part of, that called the mountains of Abarim. Comp. (32:49) with Deuteronomy 34:1 It lay on the east of Jordan contiguous to the field of Moab, and immediately opposite Jericho. Its highest point or summit --its "head"--was Mount Nebo. [See NEBO]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Pisgah

A mountain ridge, the northern part of the Abarim range, east of the Dead Sea; Nebo was one of its summits, De 32:49 34:1. It was in the southern part of the kingdom of Sihon, Numbers 21:20 23:24; and afterwards belonged to the Reubenites, Joshua 12:3 13:20.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A part, a mountain summit in the land of Moab, in the territory of Reuben, where Balak offered up sacrifices (Numbers 21:20; 23:14), and from which Moses viewed the promised land (Deuteronomy 3:27). It is probably the modern Jebel Siaghah. (see NEBO.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASHDOTH PISGAH

ash'-doth piz'-ga ('ashdoth ha-picgah): Thus the King James Version for the Revised Version (British and American) "The slopes (the Revised Version, margin springs) of Pisgah." The spurs and ravines, or the "shoulders" of Pisgah are meant. 'Ashedah is "a pouring out," and 'ashedoth are the slopes of a mountain from which springs gush forth. In Joshua 10:40; Joshua 12:8, 'Ashedoth, translated "springs" in the King James Version, is "slopes" in the Revised Version (British and American) (Deuteronomy 3:17 Joshua 12:3; Joshua 13:20). See PISGAH.

PISGAH

piz'-ga (ha-picgah; Phasga, to lelaxeumenon, he laxeute): This name, which has always the definite article, appears only in combination either with ro'sh, "head," "top," or 'ashdoth, not translated in the King James Version save in Deuteronomy 4:49, where it is rendered "springs" the Revised Version (British and American) uniformly "slopes," the Revised Version margin "springs."

Pisgah is identified with Nebo in Deuteronomy 34:1; compare 3:27. "The top of Pisgah, which looketh down upon the desert" marks a stage in the march of the host of Israel (Numbers 21:20). Hither Balak brought Balaam to the field of Zophim (Numbers 23:14). Here Moses obtained his view of the Promised Land, and died. See NEBO. Many scholars (e.g. Buhl, GAP, 122; Gray, "Numbers," ICC, 291) take Pisgah as the name applying to the mountain range in which the Moab plateau terminates to the West, the "top" or "head" of Pisgah being the point in which the ridge running out westward from the main mass culminates. The summit commands a wide view, and looks down upon the desert. The identification is made surer by the name Tal'at es-Sufa found here, which seems to correspond with the field of Zophim.

'Ashdoth is the construct plural of 'ashedhah (singular form not found), from 'eshedh, "foundation," "bottom," "lower part" (slope); compare Assyrian ishdu, "foundation." Some would, derive it from Aramaic 'ashadh, "to pour," whence "fall" or "slope" (OHL, under the word). Ashdoth-pisgah overlooked the Dead Sea from the East (Deuteronomy 3:17; Deuteronomy 4:49 Joshua 12:3; Joshua 13:20). There can be no reasonable doubt that Ashdoth-pisgah signifies the steep slopes of the mountain descending into the contiguous valleys.

It is worthy of note that Septuagint does not uniformly render Pisgah by a proper name, but sometimes by a derivative of laxeuo, "to hew" or "to dress stone" (Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:14 Deuteronomy 3:27; Deuteronomy 4:49). Jerome (Onomasticon, under the word Asedoth) gives abscisum as the Latin equivalent of Fasga. He derives Pisgah from pacagh, which, in new Hebrew, means "to split," "to cut off." This suggests a mountain the steep sides of which give it the appearance of having been "cut out." This description applies perfectly to Jebel Neba as viewed from the Dead Sea.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
6449. Pisgah -- "cleft," a mountain in Moab
... 6448, 6449. Pisgah. 6450 . "cleft," a mountain in Moab. Transliteration:
Pisgah Phonetic Spelling: (pis-gaw') Short Definition: Pisgah. ...
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798. Ashdoth Happisgah -- Ashdoth-pisgah
... Ashdoth-pisgah. Transliteration: Ashdoth Happisgah Phonetic Spelling: (ash-doth'
hap-pis-gaw') Short Definition: Ashdoth-pisgah. ... Ashdoth-pisgah ...
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6839. Tsophim -- "watchers," a field on the summit of Mount Pisgah
... Tsophim. 6840 . "watchers," a field on the summit of Mount Pisgah. Transliteration:
Tsophim Phonetic Spelling: (tso-feem') Short Definition: Zophim. ...
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Library

Closing Hours.
... hues constantly changing; this or that precipitous rock coming out clear in the
evening shade"there the form of what may possibly be Pisgah, dimly shadowed ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macduff/memories of bethany/xx closing hours.htm

24TH DAY. Eventide Light.
... If it could stand on its Pisgah Mount, and look above and beyond the mists and vapours
of this land of shadows, and rest on the "better country." But, alas! ...
/.../macduff/the faithful promiser/24th day eventide light.htm

Christ's Transfiguration
... is the Lord's day, a time in which we ought more particularly to think of heaven,
I must desire you to pray to God, that ye may get up on Pisgah's mount, and ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/christs transfiguration.htm

Out of the Dust.
... And pass through all my misery! O that I could from sinning cease,. And wait on
Pisgah my release,. Until I saw the dawn of day,. And Jesus called his child away ...
//christianbookshelf.org/morris/favourite welsh hymns/xx out of the dust.htm

LM "Sweet Hour of Prayer. "
... 3 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! May I thy consolation share; Till,
from Mount Pisgah's lofty height, I view my home and take my flight. ...
/.../a collection of gospel hymns in ojibway and english/hymn 24 l m sweet.htm

Emmanuel's Land
... No lower resting-place; and we". Are we content to stand. And look afar from Pisgah's
heights. Upon that goodly land? There, where the Shepherd goes before,. ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen suso and others/emmanuels land.htm

Practical Observations.
... 2. The motive, the love, gives value to the deed; as Hermon and Pisgah were but
common mountains till Christ was transfigured on the one, and Moses saw the ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/practical observations 22.htm

The Last Words of Moses
... nor be frightened.". Then Moses went up on the plains of Moab to Mount
Nebo to the summit of Pisgah opposite Jericho. And Jehovah ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the last words of moses.htm

Lively Hope, and Gracious Fear.
... Wings, such as clothe an angel's form,. The wings of joy and love. With these to
Pisgah's top I fly,. And there delighted stand; To view, beneath a shining sky, ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 51 lively hope and.htm

Moses Dying in the Embraces of God.
... did. 3 Might I but climb to Pisgah's top, And view the promis'd land, My
flesh itself shall long to drop, And pray for the command. ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 2 49 moses dying in.htm

Thesaurus
Pisgah (8 Occurrences)
... It is probably the modern Jebel Siaghah. (see NEBO.). Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. ASHDOTH PISGAH. ash ... 20). See PISGAH. PISGAH. ...
/p/pisgah.htm - 13k

Ashdoth-pisgah (3 Occurrences)
Ashdoth-pisgah. Ashdothpisgah, Ashdoth-pisgah. Ashen . Easton's Bible
Dictionary (Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 12:3; 13:20) in Authorized ...
/a/ashdoth-pisgah.htm - 8k

Beth-peor (4 Occurrences)
... "In the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor" Moses was buried
(Deuteronomy 34:6). Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah (the King James Version ...
/b/beth-peor.htm - 9k

Slopes (15 Occurrences)
... SLOPES. slops. See ASHDOTH PISGAH. ... Deuteronomy 4:49 and all the Arabah beyond the
Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah. ...
/s/slopes.htm - 11k

Bethpeor (4 Occurrences)
... "In the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor" Moses was buried
(Deuteronomy 34:6). Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah (the King James Version ...
/b/bethpeor.htm - 9k

Siddim (3 Occurrences)
... references in the scene (Genesis 13:1-13) describing the parting of Lot and Abram,
and again in the account of Moses' vision from Pisgah (Deuteronomy 34:3). In ...
/s/siddim.htm - 14k

Springs (59 Occurrences)
... 3:17 and the plain, and the Jordan, and the border, from Chinnereth even unto the
sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the springs of Pisgah, at the 'sun ...
/s/springs.htm - 24k

Eastward (72 Occurrences)
... 3:17 the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border of it, from Chinnereth even
to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward. ...
/e/eastward.htm - 30k

Zophim (2 Occurrences)
... Zophim, Field of. Field of watchers, a place in Moab on the range of Pisgah (Numbers
23:14). ... It is the modern Tal'at-es-Safa. (see PISGAH.). Int. ...
/z/zophim.htm - 8k

Ashdoth
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ASHDOTH PISGAH. ash'-doth piz'-ga ('ashdoth
ha-picgah ... 17 Joshua 12:3; Joshua 13:20). See PISGAH. ...
/a/ashdoth.htm - 7k

Concordance
Pisgah (8 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:20
and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks down on the desert.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 23:14
He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:17
the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border of it, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 3:27
Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:49
and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 34:1
Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. Yahweh showed him all the land of Gilead, to Dan,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:3
and the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth, eastward, and to the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward, the way to Beth Jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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

Subtopics

Pisgah

Pisgah: A Boundary of the Country Assigned to the Reubenites and Gadites

Pisgah: Balaam Prophesies On

Pisgah: Moses Views Palestine From

Pisgah: The Israelites Come To

Related Terms

Ashdoth-pisgah (3 Occurrences)

Beth-peor (4 Occurrences)

Slopes (15 Occurrences)

Bethpeor (4 Occurrences)

Siddim (3 Occurrences)

Springs (59 Occurrences)

Eastward (72 Occurrences)

Zophim (2 Occurrences)

Ashdoth

Vale (20 Occurrences)

Features (3 Occurrences)

Ashdothpisgah (3 Occurrences)

Nebo (13 Occurrences)

Below (52 Occurrences)

Kinnereth (7 Occurrences)

Jeshimon (6 Occurrences)

Jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)

Malchiel (3 Occurrences)

Beth-jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)

Beth-jesh'imoth (3 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Southward (42 Occurrences)

Natural (49 Occurrences)

Arabah (32 Occurrences)

East (228 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Salt (45 Occurrences)

South (170 Occurrences)

Across (172 Occurrences)

Northward (41 Occurrences)

Offereth (28 Occurrences)

Overlooks (6 Occurrences)

Looks (76 Occurrences)

Watchmen's (4 Occurrences)

Westward (35 Occurrences)

Wasteland (19 Occurrences)

Facing (79 Occurrences)

Table-lands (2 Occurrences)

Eastern (22 Occurrences)

Plains (31 Occurrences)

Piream (1 Occurrence)

Pishon (1 Occurrence)

Peor (14 Occurrences)

Beth-pe'or (4 Occurrences)

Bamoth (4 Occurrences)

Buildeth (73 Occurrences)

Boundary (83 Occurrences)

Chin'nereth (4 Occurrences)

Cinneroth (4 Occurrences)

Chin'neroth (3 Occurrences)

Cities (427 Occurrences)

Chinneroth (3 Occurrences)

Ciccar

Chinnereth (4 Occurrences)

Altars (55 Occurrences)

Ashen (1 Occurrence)

Abarim (8 Occurrences)

Salt-sea (3 Occurrences)

Sheweth (34 Occurrences)

Limit (115 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Stream (96 Occurrences)

Field (390 Occurrences)

Foot (193 Occurrences)

Ascend (86 Occurrences)

Surface (71 Occurrences)

Mountain (298 Occurrences)

North (164 Occurrences)

West (110 Occurrences)

Moses (9295 Occurrences)

Jordan (188 Occurrences)

Shewed (105 Occurrences)

Direction (128 Occurrences)

Region (96 Occurrences)

Built (299 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Opposite (137 Occurrences)

Bullock (95 Occurrences)

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