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Hebrew - Baalpeor, Baal of Peor, Baal-peor
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PEOR

(pee' ahr) Name perhaps meaning, “opening.” 1. Mountain in Moab opposite the wilderness of Judah. Balak brought Balaam there to curse the camp of the Israelites which was visible from the site (Numbers 23:28; Numbers 24:2). 2. Abbreviated form of Baal-Peor (lord of Peor), a god whom the Israelites were led to worship (Numbers 25:18; Numbers 31:16; Joshua 22:17). See Baal-Peor. 3. Site in Judah identified with modern khirbet Faghur southwest of Bethlehem (Joshua 15:59 REB, following the earliest Greek translation).


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'PEOR'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T4905>. 1991.

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