Nebo (Nee´boh)

1 A Babylonian god (Isa 46:1) considered the son of Marduk. His statue was paraded with Marduk’s in Babylon at the New Year Festival, setting the context for Isaiah’s taunt in (Isa 15:1-9). 2 A Moabite city (Num 32:3; Num 32:38), probably modern Khirbet Mekhayyet, about five miles southwest of Hesban. It was part of Sihon’s kingdom (Num 21:26-30). Assigned to the tribes Reuben and Gad (Num 32:3), it was Moabite under Mesha (mid-ninth century BCE), and it figured in the prophecies of both Isaiah (Isa 15:2) and Jeremiah (Jer 48:1. Jer 48:22). 3 A mountain promontory (Deut 32:49) from which Moses was called to view Canaan at the time of his death, modern Jebel en-Nebu. 4 The ancestor of some returning exiles (Ezra 2:29; Ezra 10:43; and possibly (Neh 7:33) who may have been associated with a town in Judah, Nuba, six miles northwest of Hebron.

Isa 46:1

1Bel bows down, Nebo stoops,
their idols are on beasts and cattle;
these things you carry are loaded
as burdens on weary animals.

Isa 15:1-9

An Oracle concerning Moab
1An oracle concerning Moab.

Because Ar is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because Kir is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone ... View more

Num 32:3

3“Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon—

Num 32:38

38Nebo, and Baal-meon (some names being changed), and Sibmah; and they gave names to the towns that they rebuilt.

Num 21:26-30

26For Heshbon was the city of King Sihon of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and captured all his land as far as the Arnon.27Therefo ... View more

Num 32:3

3“Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon—

Isa 15:2

2Dibon has gone up to the temple,
to the high places to weep;
over Nebo and over Medeba
Moab wails.
On every head is baldness,
every beard is shorn;

Jer 48:1

Judgment on Moab
1Concerning Moab.

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel:
Alas for Nebo, it is laid waste!
Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken;
th ... View more

Jer 48:22

22and Dibon, and Nebo, and Beth-diblathaim,

Deut 32:49

49“Ascend this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, across from Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Isra ... View more

Ezra 2:29

29The descendants of Nebo, fifty-two.

Ezra 10:43

43Of the descendants of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, and Benaiah.

Neh 7:33

33Of the other Nebo, fifty-two.

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