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Peor


Pe’or (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. Num. 23:14, 28. In four passages—Num. 25:18 twice; 31:16; Josh. 22:17—Peor occurs as a contraction for Baal-peor. [Baal.]