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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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  • He has been our guide in the wilderness; but he died there, and was denied the view from Pisgah.

  • "That would be a kindness to me, madame," said Pisgah, very humbly and piteously.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • "I am forbidden to speak upon guard," answered Pisgah, sullenly.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • "I am just getting a soldier's stuff into me," responded Pisgah, antithetically.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • Afterwards at the store paying out money, settling, etc., filled bills for Pisgah & Garden Grove.

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  • He said he was tired from riding on horseback and asked if I would let him go with me to Pisgah and use his horse in the wagon.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
  • In the opinion of some the name Pisgah survives in the modern Siaghah; but even if it does we are not helped in the least.

  • The day was fine and we traveled about thirty-eight miles and camped on the prairie about eight miles from Pisgah.

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  • It is the Pisgah sight of the promised land which causes a burst of energy.

    Social Rights And Duties Leslie Stephen
  • We afterwards learned that he was going on express to Pisgah to raise the 500 volunteers to go to Santa Fee.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pisgah

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 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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Pisgah in the Bible

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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