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