also known as: Nabu or Nabû
Meaning: proclaimer; prophet
This is the name of a false god and 3 biblical places.
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.
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.
It was about 8 miles south of Heshbon.
Nebo, a town
It was a town in Benjamin, probably the modern Beit Nubah, about 7 miles northwest of Hebron.
- Is there archaeological evidence of the Tower of Babel? Answer (mentions the Temple of Nabu)