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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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A term applied to the edge of the Moabite plateau. From its most prominent headland, Mount Nebo, the western part of Judea was plainly visible (Jeremiah 22:20 Numbers 27:12 , 23:47 Deuteronomy 32:49 , and see Ezekiel 49:11 , revised text, "S. B. O. T.").

G. B. L.

—In Rabbinical Literature:
The Midrash remarks that this mountain has four names: Abarim, Hor, Nebo, and the Heights of Pisgah. This is accounted for by the fact that the mountain was situated on the frontiers of four adjoining kingdoms. Since all were proud to have a share in Palestine, each regarded the mountain as belonging to itself and gave it a suitable name (Sifre, Deut. xxxvii 76b , ed. Friedmann). L. G.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Abarim'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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