Baal-peor (Bah´uhl-pee´or; Heb., “lord of Peor”)

The scene of an Israelite idolatrous episode with the god “Baal of Peor” (Num 25:3-5), which was long remembered (Hos 9:10; Deut 4:3; Ps 106:28). The site was probably modern Khirbet esh-Sheikh Jayil some eight miles west of Hesban.

Num 25:3-5

3Thus Israel yoked itself to the Baal of Peor, and the Lord's anger was kindled against Israel.4The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of the people, and ... View more

Hos 9:10

10Like grapes in the wilderness,
I found Israel.
Like the first fruit on the fig tree,
in its first season,
I saw your ancestors.
But they came to Baal-peor,
an ... View more

Deut 4:3

3You have seen for yourselves what the Lord did with regard to the Baal of Peor—how the Lord your God destroyed from among you everyone who followed the Baal of ... View more

Ps 106:28

28Then they attached themselves to the Baal of Peor,
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;

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