The dedicatory inscription which the king places on a statue of Nebo closes with the significant words, 'O Posterity!
Bit Zida I have set up, and covered the shrine of Nebo with gold.
Mr. Hormuzd Rassan discovered a colossal statue of Nebo at Nimroud in 1853.
But Bel bowed down, and Nebo stooped, and gave no help to their votary.
A fragment of a hymn to Nebo (Nebo No. 2) has in a passage of five lines yet a different use of the refrain.
There is just a possibility, however, that Nebo may be Sem or Shem.
The early wet season caught me at Boundary Creek, ten miles beyond Nebo.
But Nebo seems to have had also an agricultural side to his character.
Nebo, who sits on the throne in heaven and upon the earth, has put into my hands the sceptre of justice.
Like Rimmon, Nebo also must have been transported to Palestine at an early epoch.
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.