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Pisgah

PISGAH pĭz’ gə (הַפִּסְגָּֽה; LXX Φασγά meaning uncertain, τὸ λελαξευμένον, ἡ λαξευτή, Deut 4:49, meaning that which is hewn or cut). A height in the mountains of Abiram, NE of the Dead Sea. Pisgah was easily scaled, although very high. God told Moses to go there to look in all directions (Deut 3:27). The problem of an identification comes in Deuteronomy 34:1 where Moses went up “to [[Mount Nebo]], to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho.” From that point God showed him the Promised Land as far N as Dan and as far W as the [[Western Sea]]. The Mediterranean is not visible from any point in S Trans-Jordan. God must have shown him what was not visible. Most scholars understand Jebel en-Neba to be Mt. Nebo and Ras es-Siyaghah as Pisgah. These two peaks are connected by a saddle. Pisgah commands a magnificent view of the Jordan Valley and even to Mt. Hermon on clear days. The Jeshimon, or desert, of Numbers 21:20 would be the Ghor el-Belqa, and the valley would be that of Ay