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Peor meaning

פעור
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🔼The name Peor in the Bible

Peor is most famous as part of the name Baal-peor, the Moabite god with which Israel defiled itself. Peor is also the name of a mountain in Moab. The seer Balaam addresses Israel from the top of mount Peor (Numbers 23:28).

🔼Etymology of the name Peor

The name Peor comes from פער (pa'ar) meaning open wide:

🔼Peor meaning

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and NOBSE Study Bible Name List agree: The name Peor means Opening.

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