Places Study on Pethor

Places Study on Pethor

Numbers 22: He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:
Deuteronomy 23: Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Pethor
Interpretation of dreams, identified with Pitru, on the west bank of the Euphrates, a few miles south of the Hittite capital of Carchemish (Numbers 22:5 , "which is by the river of the land of the children of [the god] Ammo"). (See BALAAM .)

Holman Bible Dictionary - Pethor
(pee' thawr) Place name meaning, “soothsayer.” City in upper Mesopotamia identified with tell Ahmar, twelve miles south of Carchemish near the confluence of the Sajur and Euphrates rivers. Home of Balaam (Numbers 22:5 ; Deuteronomy 23:4 ).

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Pethor
The city of Baalam. (Numbers 22:5)

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Pethor
Dwelling place of Balaam in Mesopotamia. Numbers 22:5 ; Deuteronomy 23:4 . Not identified.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Pethor
A town of Mesopotamia. Balaam's abode (Numbers 22:5; Deuteronomy 23:4). Head quarters of the Magi, who congregated in particular spots (Strabo 16:1). From paathar "to open" or "reveal." Phathusae (Zosim. 3:14), S. of Circesium, and Bethauna (Ptolemy, 5:18, section 6), corruptions of Pethor, answer to Ahab, meaning the same in Arabic (Anatha, Ammian. Marcell. 24:1, 6); on an island in the river Euphrates, and partly also extending both sides of the river; for ages the seat of an ancient pagan worship; a good center for influencing the Arabs on the E. and the Aramaic tribes W. of the river.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Pethor
a city of Mesopotamia, of which the Prophet Balaam was a native. The Hebrews call this city Pethura. Ptolemy calls it Pachora; and Eusebius, Pathara. He places it in the Upper Mesopotamia.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Pethor
PETHOR. Mentioned in Numbers 22:5 and Deuteronomy 23:4 as the home of Balaam, in N. Mesopotamia, when he was called by Balak to curse Israel. With this indication agrees the repeated statement by king Shalmaneser ii. of Assyria regarding a certain city which he calls Pitru , that it lay on the river Sâgûr (modern Sâjûr ), near its junction with the Euphrates. Thus Pethor would seem to have lain a little south of Carchemish, on the west of the Euphrates.

J. F. M‘Curdy.

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Pethor - Pethor. Thus Pethor would seem to have lain a little south of Carchemish, on the west of the Euphrates
Kirjath-Huzoth - Balak here received and entertained Balaam, whom he had invited from Pethor, among the "mountains of the east," beyond the Euphrates, to lay his ban upon the Israelites, whose progress he had no hope otherwise of arresting
Beor - Beor, the father of Balaam, is named in 2 Peter 2:15 (Authorized Version , with some ancient authorities, Bosor, which may be a corruption of Pethor [Grotius], or may be due to the Greek sibilant taking the place of the Heb
Amaw - It was located west of Euphrates River south of Carchemish and included Pethor, the home town of Balaam, the prophet
Pethor - of Circesium, and Bethauna (Ptolemy, 5:18, section 6), corruptions of Pethor, answer to Ahab, meaning the same in Arabic (Anatha, Ammian
Balaam - A Midianite prophet who resided at Pethor, son of Beor or Bosor
ba'Laam - Numb 31:16 He seems to have lived at Pethor, (23:4; Numbers 22:5 ) on the river Euphrates, in Mesopotamia
Balaam - The son of Beor or Bosor, and a native of Pethor, on the Euphrates
Balaam - He resided at Pethor (Deuteronomy 23:4 ), in Mesopotamia (Numbers 23:7 )
Nicola'Itans - (2 Peter 2:15 ; Jude 1:11 ) They, like the false prophet of Pethor, united brave words with evil deeds
Balaam - A celebrated diviner, of the city Pethor, on the Euphrates, Numbers 22:5
Mesopotamia - Balaam's abode was Pethor of Mesopotamia among "the mountains of the East" (Numbers 23:7; Numbers 22:5)
Bela - A king of Edom, son of Beor, a Chaldean probably by birth (like Balaam also descended from Beor, and originally residing in Pethor of Aram by the Euphrates: Numbers 22:5; Numbers 23:7), and reigning in Edom by conquest (Genesis 36:31-39; 1 Chronicles 1:43-51)
Balaam - Balaam was a soothsayer of Pethor on the Euphrates, called by Balak, king of Moab, to curse the Israelites, who were lying encamped in the Jordan valley. According to it, Balaam was a prophet of Pethor on the river Euphrates
Balaam - He belonged to Pethor, a city of Aram Naharaim, i. Pethor, from pathar , "to reveal," was the head quarters of oriental magi, who used to congregate in particular spots (Daniel 2:2; Matthew 2:1), Phathusae, S. " Hence, instead of going back to Pethor, he begs them to tarry another night to see "what Jehovah will say unto him more
Balaam - a prophet of the city of Pethor, or Bosor, upon the Euphrates, whose intercourse with Balak, king of the Moabites, who sent for him to curse the Israelites, is recorded at large by Moses, Numbers 22-24
Babylon, Mystical - "Bosor," which Peter uses for Pethor (Numbers 22:5; 1 Peter 5:15), is the Aramaic pronunciation moreover; Josephus contra Apion, 1:7, Ant
Numbers, the Book of - ... Their defeat caused Balak to summon Balaam to curse Israel from "Pethor, which was on the river (Euphrates) in his native land" (so, Numbers 22:5), at least 350 miles distant