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Bible Cities: Beth Peor
Ancient Beth Peor

Beth Peor in Easton's Bible Dictionary 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 in Hitchcock's Bible Names house of gaping

Beth Peor in Naves Topical Bible A place in the territory of the tribe of Reuben De 3:29; 4:46; 34:6 -Near the burial place of Moses Jos 13:20

Beth Peor in Smiths Bible Dictionary (house of Peor), a place on the east of Jordan, opposite Jericho and six miles above Libias or Beth-haran. Jos 13:20; De 3:29; 4:46

Beth Peor in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE 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.

Beth Peor Scripture - Deuteronomy 34:6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

Beth Peor Scripture - Deuteronomy 3:29 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.

Beth Peor Scripture - Deuteronomy 4:46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:

Beth Peor Scripture - Joshua 13:20 And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,

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