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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.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.