Pisgah

Pisgah (Piz´guh)

A mountain in the area east of the Dead Sea. In the Bible “the top of Pisgah” is mentioned four times (Num 21:20; Num 23:14; Deut 3:27; Deut 34:1). The “slopes of Pisgah” are also mentioned in (Deut 3:17; Deut 4:49; Josh 12:3; Josh 13:20). Mt. Pisgah is often identified with modern Ras es-Siyaghah, which is located to the east of the Dead Sea and northwest of Mt. Nebo.

Num 21:20

20and from Bamoth to the valley lying in the region of Moab by the top of Pisgah that overlooks the wasteland.

Num 23:14

14So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah. He built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Deut 3:27

27Go up to the top of Pisgah and look around you to the west, to the north, to the south, and to the east. Look well, for you shall not cross over this Jordan.

Deut 34:1

Moses Dies and Is Buried in the Land of Moab
1Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the ... View more

Deut 3:17

17the Arabah also, with the Jordan and its banks, from Chinnereth down to the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, with the lower slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Deut 4:49

49together with all the Arabah on the east side of the Jordan as far as the Sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

Josh 12:3

3and the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, southward to the foot of the ... View more

Josh 13:20

20and Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth,

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