Peor (Pee´or; Heb., “opening”)

A mountain in Moab to which Balak took Balaam (Num 23:28). It was apparently the site of a shrine to Baal (Num 25:3; Num 25:5) with which Israelites were involved, to their subsequent detriment (Num 25:18; Josh 22:17; Ps 106:28).

Num 23:28

28So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks the wasteland.

Num 25:3

3Thus Israel yoked itself to the Baal of Peor, and the Lord's anger was kindled against Israel.

Num 25:5

5And Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you shall kill any of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.”

Num 25:18

18for they have harassed you by the trickery with which they deceived you in the affair of Peor, and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, ... View more

Josh 22:17

17Have we not had enough of the sin at Peor from which even yet we have not cleansed ourselves, and for which a plague came upon the congregation of the Lord,

Ps 106:28

28Then they attached themselves to the Baal of Peor,
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;

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