(1.) A Chaldean god
was introduced into Assyria
; Jer. 48:1
). To this idol
was dedicated the great temple
whose ruins are still seen at Birs Nimrud. A statue of Nebo
found at Calah,
where it was set up by Pul, king
of Assyria, is now in the British Museum.
(2.) A mountain in the land of Moab
from which Moses
looked for the first and the last time on
the Promised Land (Deut. 32:49; 34:1
). It has been identified with Jebel Nebah, on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, near its northern end,
and about 5 miles south-west of Heshbon.
It was the summit of the ridge of Pisgah
(q.v.), 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 Palestine.
Close below it are the plains of Moab, where Balaam,
and afterwards Moses, saw the tents of Israel
(3.) A town on the east
which was taken possession of and rebuilt by the tribe
; 1 Chr. 5:8
). It was about 8 miles south
(4.) The "children of Nebo" (Ezra 2:29
; Neh. 7:33
) were of those who returned from Babylon.
It was a town in Benjamin,
probably the modern Beit Nubah, about 7 miles north-west of Hebron.