Mount Pisgah is a range of mountains on the Abarim Range, east of Jordan. The prominent peak is Mount Nebo that parallels the Dead Sea on the eastern shore. The Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, is “under the slopes of Pisgah” to the east. (Deuteronomy 4:49). The territory of the Israelites, beyond the Jordan, is described as extending “to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot of the slopes of Pisgah.”(Joshua 12:3). The Reubenite territory includes “the slopes of Pisgah.” (Joshua 13:20).
“Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, [unto] mount Nebo, which [is] in the land of Moab, that [is] over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:” (Deuteronomy 32:49).
Mount Pisgah is where the LORD instructed Moses to go up into the top of Pisgah. Moses was to lift up his eyes westward, northward, southward, and eastward and look but Moses was not to go over Jordan.
“And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you. And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God [is there] in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that [is] beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold [it] with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.” (Deuteronomy 3:21-29).
Mount Nebo is where Moses was given the view of the Promised Land, which is on the top of Mount Pisgah. After seeing the land promised by the LORD GOD, Moses died.
“And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that [is] over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. And the LORD said unto him, This [is] the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see [it] with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.” (Deuteronomy 34:1-5).
The top of Pisgah is said to be beside the region of Moab and to overlook the desert wastelands. “And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon. “ (Numbers 21:20).
Balak takes Balaam to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, in the land of Moab, that he might look upon the Israelites below and pronounce a curse on them. (Numbers 23:14).
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