🔼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.