Pethor (Pee´thor)

A place in Mesopotamia from which Balaam was called by Barak, king of Moab, to curse Israel (Num 22:5; Deut 23:4). Mentioned in the annals of Pharaoh Thutmose III of Egypt and King Shalmaneser III of Assyria, it was a little south of Carchemish, on the west side of the Euphrates on the Sagur River. It may be modern Tell Ahmar.

Num 22:5

5He sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, which is on the Euphrates, in the land of Amaw, to summon him, saying, “A people has come out of Egypt; the ... View more

Deut 23:4

4because they did not meet you with food and water on your journey out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam son of Beor, from Pethor of Mesopotam ... View more

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