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baal-peor in the Bible

lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites (Num. 25:3; 31:16; Josh. 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num. 25:3, 5, 18; Deut. 4:3; Ps. 106:28; Hos. 9:10).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • To the Hebrew prophets the cult of baal-peor was not so much a false as an impious creed.

    The Fijians Basil Thomson
  • baal-peor was, he says, the sun exercising his powers of fecundity.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry Albert G. Mackey
  • They joined themselves also unto baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

    Our Day W. A. Spicer
  • And Moses said unto the judges, slay every one of these men who were joined unto baal-peor.

    Watson Refuted Samuel Francis
  • The Midianites brought their sacrifices and slew them; the festival of baal-peor was proclaimed.

  • Simeon may have been involved in the sin of baal-peor more than the others and suffered proportionately.

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