BAAL PEOR (bā'ăl pē'ôr, Heb. ba‘al pe‘ôr, Baal of Peor). A Moabite deity, probably Chemosh, worshiped on the top of Mount Peor. The Israelites, when encamped at Shittim, were induced by Moabite women to the worship of this deity and were severely punished by God as a result (
BAAL-PEOR bāl pe’ ôr (בַּ֥עַל פְּעֹֽור, Baal of Peor). The god worshipped in Moab by Israel at the instigation of Balaam while the Israelites were encamped at Shittim (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
ba-al-pe’-or. See Baal. (1).