Baal-peor definition


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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites (Num. 25:3; 31:16;
     Josh. 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount
     Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The
     Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num. 25:3, 5, 18;
     Deut. 4:3; Ps. 106:28; Hos. 9:10).


From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Baal-peor, master of the opening

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