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Nebo

[nee-boh] /ˈni boʊ/
noun
1.
Mt. See under Pisgah.

Pisgah

[piz-guh] /ˈpɪz gə/
noun
1.
Mount, a mountain ridge of ancient Moab, now in Jordan, NE of the Dead Sea: from its summit (Mt. Nebo) Moses viewed the Promised Land. Deut. 34:1.
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British Dictionary definitions for mount nebo

Nebo

/ˈniːbəʊ/
noun
1.
Mount Nebo, a mountain in Jordan, northeast of the Dead Sea: the highest point of a ridge known as Pisgah, from which Moses viewed the Promised Land just before his death (Deuteronomy 34:1). Height: 802 m (2631 ft)

Pisgah

/ˈpɪzɡə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) Mount Pisgah, the mountain slopes to the northeast of the Dead Sea, from one of which, Mount Nebo, Moses viewed Canaan
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Word Origin and History for mount nebo

Pisgah

1640s, name of the mountain east of the River Jordan, whence Moses was allowed to view the Promised Land he could not enter (Deut. iii:27); with figurative extension. From Hebrew, literally "cleft."

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mount nebo in the Bible

proclaimer; prophet. (1.) A Chaldean god whose worship was introduced into Assyria by Pul (Isa. 46:1; Jer. 48:1). To this idol was dedicated the great temple whose ruins are still seen at Birs Nimrud. A statue of Nebo found at Calah, where it was set up by Pul, king of Assyria, is now in the British Museum. (2.) A mountain in the land of Moab from which Moses looked for the first and the last time on the Promised Land (Deut. 32:49; 34:1). It has been identified with Jebel Nebah, on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, near its northern end, and about 5 miles south-west of Heshbon. It was the summit of the ridge of Pisgah (q.v.), which was a part of the range of the "mountains of Abarim." It is about 2,643 feet in height, but from its position it commands a view of Western Palestine. Close below it are the plains of Moab, where Balaam, and afterwards Moses, saw the tents of Israel spread along. (3.) A town on the east of Jordan which was taken possession of and rebuilt by the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:3,38; 1 Chr. 5:8). It was about 8 miles south of Heshbon. (4.) The "children of Nebo" (Ezra 2:29; Neh. 7:33) were of those who returned from Babylon. It was a town in Benjamin, probably the modern Beit Nubah, about 7 miles north-west of Hebron.


a part, a mountain summit in the land of Moab, in the territory of Reuben, where Balak offered up sacrifices (Num. 21:20; 23:14), and from which Moses viewed the promised land (Deut. 3:27). It is probably the modern Jebel Siaghah. (See NEBO.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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