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HEBREW: 1047 rwep tyb Beyth P@`owr
NAVE: Beth-peor
EBD: Beth-peor
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Beth Peor

In Bible versions:

Beth Peor: NET NIV
Beth-Peor: AVS TEV
Beth-peor: NRSV NASB
a town near Mt. Peor in the Plains of Moab NW of Mt. Nebo (OS)

house of gaping, or opening
Google Maps: Beth-peor (31° 39´, 35° 42´)


Strongs #01047: rwep tyb Beyth P@`owr

Beth-peor = "house of Peor"

1) a place east of the Jordan, in the land of the Amorites, allotted to
the tribe of Reuben

1047 Beyth P`owr bayth pe-ore'

from 1004 and 6465; house of Peor; Beth- Peor, a place East
of the Jordan:-Beth-peor.
see HEBREW for 01004
see HEBREW for 06465

Beth-peor [EBD]

house of Peor; i.e., "temple of Baal-peor", a place in Moab, on the east of Jordan, opposite Jericho. It was in the tribe of Reuben (Josh. 13:20; Deut. 3:29; 4:46). In the "ravine" or valley over against Beth-peor Moses was probably buried (Deut. 34:6).

Beth-peor [NAVE]

A place in the tribe of Reuben, Deut. 3:29; 4:46; 34:6.
Near the burial place of Moses, Josh. 13:20.


BETH-PEOR - beth-pe'-or (beth pe`or; oikos Phogor; in Joshua (Vaticanus), Baithphogor, or beth-): "Over against Beth-peor" the Israelites were encamped, "beyond the Jordan, in the valley," when Moses uttered the speeches recorded in Dt (Dt 3:29; 4:46). "In the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor" Moses was buried (Dt 34:6). Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah (the King James Version "Ashdoth-pisgah") are mentioned in close connection in Josh 13:20. According to Eusebius, Onomasticon, Beth-peor was situated near Mt. Peor (Fogor) opposite Jericho, 6 miles above Livias. Mt. Peor is the "top" or "head" of Peor (Nu 23:28). Some height commanding a view of the plain East of the river in the lower Jordan valley is clearly intended, but thus far no identification is possible. "The slopes of Pisgah" are probably the lower slopes of the mountain toward Wady `Ayun Musa. Somewhere North of this the summit we are in search of may be found. Conder suggested the cliff at Minyeh, South of Wady Jedeideh, and of Pisgah; and would locate Beth-peor at el-Mareighat, "the smeared things," evidently an ancient place of worship, with a stone circle and standing stones, about 4 miles East, on the same ridge. This seems, however, too far South, and more difficult to reach from Shittim than we should gather from Nu 25:1 ff.

W. Ewing

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