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Nebo

also known as: Nabu

Meaning: proclaimer; prophet

This is the name of a false god and 3 biblical places.

  1. Nebo, a Chaldean false god whose worship was introduced into Assyria by Pul (Isaiah 46:1; Jeremiah 48:1)

    There was a Temple of Nebu (Nabu) at the city of Temple of Nabu at Nimrud in Mesopotamia. The ruins of this great temple can still be seen in at Birs Nimrud. A statue of Nebo found at Calah, where it was set up by King Pul of Assyria is on display in the British Museum.

  2. Nebo, a mountain in the land of Moab from which Moses looked for the first and the last time on the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 32:49; 34:1)

    It has been identified with Jebel Nebah, on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, near its northern end, and about 5 miles southwest of Heshbon.

    It was the summit of the ridge of Pisgah, which was a part of the range of the “mountains of Abarim.” It is about 2,643 feet in height, but from its position it commands a view of Western Israel. Close below it are the plains of Moab, where Balaam, and afterwards Moses, saw the tents of Israel spread along.

  3. Nebo, a town east of Jordan which was taken possession of and rebuilt by the Tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:3,38; 1 Chronicles 5:8)

    It was about 8 miles south of Heshbon.

  4. Nebo, a town

    It was a town in Benjamin, probably the modern Beit Nubah, about 7 miles northwest of Hebron.

    The “children of Nebo” (Ezra 2:29; Neh. 7:33) were of those who returned from Babylon.

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Article Version: September 3, 2017